The Power of Privilege


This lesson is more than one lesson - it could take up to 4 hours to cover what is in this lesson.

There are 39 slides in this lesson.

  • By the end of the lesson students will explore the term privilege.
  • What is it? Who has it? And how is it represented in language and society.

Contents of lesson: 

  • Watch the Interview with Morrison and discuss the use of language and its implications for women.
  • Reflect on power positions in our society.
  • Brainstorm the meanings of privilege and bias.
  • make a list of the different types of privilege.
  • Assign gender connotations to the list of words provided by the teacher.
  • In pairs or small groups, change a range of phrases to make them more inclusive
  • View the Always #LikeAGirl video and discuss their own, and society’s biases.