While assembling my three SI unit pieces for tomorrow’s class, I began to consider the sub-questions to my main question, which is “What does gender mean to you?” I have a range of sub-questions dealing with gender in the workforce, gender and the law, and gender in the media, etc, but I think these issues are too large to explore in 5 weeks. As I compile my S of I, I think I am going to focus on gender in the media. I think this will be a great way to engage my students. I want to have them look at how gender roles are portrayed on TV, in advertisements, in mainstream sports, on Broadway, in music, in video games, on myspace, in comics, and obviously in various literary texts as well. Does this seem like a better path to follow, rather than try and do gender and law, and gender in the workforce and gender and the media ? As important as I find these topics, ideally they will still come up in class discussion since many of the media sources students will be using also connect with these gender issues. What does everyone think? I am anxious for feedback on this!