Unit title: “‘Tough Guys and Sexy Gals'” – Beauty and gender representation
Global issue cluster(s): Culture, identity and communities; Beliefs, values, and education
Area of exploration(s): RWT, T&S, I
Key concepts: Identity, culture, transformation, representation
Related concepts: Context, style (visual language techniques)
Statement of inquiry: Texts can construct or transform our cultural beliefs about beauty and gender identity through representation.
Text(s): Selected language texts and literary extracts that represent supposed ‘ideals’ of gender roles and beauty standards, including ads, poems, essays.