Is it important for children to follow social norms when it comes to gender conformity?

Discussion for childhood

How do children learn about sex/gender differences?  What influences children to behave in stereotypical masculine/feminine ways?  Is it important for children to follow social norms when it comes to gender conformity?  What struggles do non-conforming children face?

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GRADING RUBRIC FOR DISCUSSION POSTS

CONTENT:

0 points: Student does not answer question.

Student does not write an answer that responds to the posted question.

1 to 10 points: Student writes an answer that partially addresses posed question. Student response does not offer textbook or other source information to substantiate claim. Student does not offer his/her own thoughts/opinions regarding the posed question.

10 to 30 points: Student fully answers posed question. Sources are not cited. Student’s original ideas are not represented.

30 to 50 points: Student fully answers posed question. Source information is cited to substantiate claims. Student presents original ideas or opinions. Student response invites feedback from others so as to propel the discussion forward.

MECHANICS:

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10 to 30 points: Student has less than 10 spelling, punctuation, grammatical, and/or syntax errors.

50 points: Student has three (3) or less spelling, punctuation, grammatical, and/or syntax errors.