Sunday, September 13, 2009
Christie's Favorite Book- Berenstain Bears!
Berenstain, J., Berenstain S. (1974). He Bear, She Bear. New York: Random House. (K-3).
He bear and She bear are told by their parents specific activities that they will do because of their gender. But, after playing together, the bears learn that no matter if you are a boy or a girl, you can become anything you want to when you grow up and participate in the same activities regardless of gender, ending the book with the statement, "We'll jump and dig and build and fly There's nothing that we cannot try. We can do all these things, you see, Whether we are he or she!"
I would use this book at any grade level specifically, grades kindergarten-fourth grade because those ages seem to really need additional views and instruction regarding gender differences. Later, I would have a disscussion with the class asking about what they want to be when they grow up and have them draw a picture of themselves later in life.