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In this video series, Feminist Frequency will explore five common and recurring stereotypes of female characters in video games
In this video series, Feminist Frequency will explore five common and recurring stereotypes of female characters in video games
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Free Classroom Curriculum is here!

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Hi everyone!

We are thrilled to announce that an outstanding curriculum supporting the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series is now available! Designed by education experts for use in the classroom, in community organizations, and anywhere that educators or viewers may wish to get the most out of the Tropes series, the curriculum features lessons crafted specifically around every individual episode of Tropes. These robust lesson plans offer educators a rich, flexible assortment of activities, discussion topics and related resources to aid viewers in making connections between the information presented in the videos themselves and the ways in which women are viewed and treated in our culture at large. 

The entire curriculum is freely available in PDF form on our website, and is sure to get students and other viewers thinking about the videos in new and insightful ways. If you’re an educator who would like to show the series but streaming is an issue, please let us know!

ps. Did you know we have a podcast? Every week on Feminist Frequency Radio, Ebony, Carolyn and I have lively and insightful conversations about the latest (and sometimes the greatest) in pop culture! Subscribe to FFR wherever you get your podcasts, and if you like it, you can keep supporting us by joining our community at d.rip/femfreq where you'll get access to awesome exclusive bonus segments, AMAs, and other great perks!

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    1. Luke Meeken on

      These are awesome! I'm a digital arts teacher who's used excerpts from Anita's videos in my classes, but it's really helpful to have these fleshed-out lessons and discussions ready-made.

      One question - are the education experts you mention in the post credited anywhere on the page or in the documents? I can't find any names, and I'm curious about it because 1.) I want to know the awesome educators you collaborate with and 2.) educators, as a profession, generally aren't credited for all the curriculum dev and other work we do beyond teaching (it's a largely female profession, so of course, teachers are expected to give of themselves and expect nothing in return), and I like to see educators get credit for their contributions to the field.

      (I can also understand and respect, though, given the abuse your work garners online, if these educators opted to work anonymously).

    2. Feminist Frequency Creator on

      @christian -- good point, we'll fix that! Thanks.

    3. Christian Buggedei
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      This is great work - I'm not a teacher, but I can see how those can be really helpful. One tiny niggle: The PDFs contain links to a outside material, but NOT the Youtube links to the actual FF episodes they refer to.

      I agree that those can be easily found on the Youtube channel, but it seems like an unnecessary extra step. (Also the curriculum landing page doesn't easily point one to that channel either!)