The Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality: Learning from Two Spirit Traditions

  title={The Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality: Learning from Two Spirit Traditions},
  author={Maia Sheppard and J. B. Mayo},
  journal={The Social Studies},
  pages={259 - 270}
The authors encourage teachers to make use of existing, standard social studies curriculum to uncover and to make visible the normative assumptions that underlie American cultural beliefs about gender and sexuality. The article provides an overview of how some cultures within the various Native American nations conceptualize gender and sexuality in ways that challenge Western norms. An example lesson plan addressing Two Spirit history is included as well as reflections from teachers who have… 

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