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- Hi everyone.

My name is Miss.

Patel and welcome to our RHE unit called Money Matters, which is all about being in the workplace and dealing with money.

Today's lesson is called Men and Women at Work.

So by the end of this lesson you will look at the term stereotype.

You'll understand that no job role is designated to a specific gender, you'll look at how the law dictates these rules, you'll create a job profile for your dream job, and as always, your parents or carers can share your work with us on social media.

Before we start, let's take a look at what we'll need in this lesson.

So in this lesson, you'll need a pen or a pencil and some colouring pencils.

You'll need some paper and you'll need a quiet space to work.

If you're missing any of these things you can press the Pause button now and press Play again when you're ready to continue.

This is what our lesson will look like today.

We'll begin by looking at the word stereotype and what it means.

We look at gender stereotypes at work.

We look at what the Equality Act is.

I'll talk you through the task and I'll show you what a good one looks like.

So let's start by looking at the word stereotype.

Have you heard this word before? Take a moment to write down your ideas on what you think this word might mean.

You can pause the video now and press Play again when you're ready to continue.

Now, a stereotype is an idea or a belief that many people have about a thing or a group of people.

It's often untrue or unkind and it could be based on how you look on the outside.

This is a type of prejudice.

Look closely at the word prejudice.

You can split it up into the prefixed pre, which means before, and judging.

Therefore, judging somebody before you get to know them.

This is what a stereotype is.

It's about having an idea about somebody before you get to know them.

This can lead to discrimination which is treating somebody differently.

Now that's a lot of new words for today's lesson.

So let me show you an example.

As our lesson is all about men and women at work, let's take a look at an example from the workplace.

So one stereotype, so an idea that a lot of people have based on how somebody might look or what gender they are is that only strong men can be builders, but take a look at this picture.

This lady could be the most skilled and talented person on her team.

So our stereotype or idea is a type of prejudice.

We made a judgement before getting to know her, because we were so informed, it could lead to discrimination.

We thought men were the best builders, so we might not have offered her a job.

Therefore, she was treated unfairly.

Let's take a look at another example.

I need your help for this.

In your minds, I want you to picture a nurse working in a hospital and a firefighter.

So take a moment.

Have you got a picture in your head? Okay, good.

Now I'll reveal the pictures that I have.

This is a nurse working in a hospital and a firefighter on duty.

Is this similar to the picture you had in your mind? A gender stereotype at work is that a nurse is a job usually associated with women and firefighter's a job usually associated with men, but surely that isn't what we should base jobs on.

It should depend on the skills and qualities that you have.

Now, this isn't just a problem we have today.

It's something that's been happening for a long time.

During World War I, large numbers of women were recruited into the jobs of men, because a lot of men were drafted to fight for our country in the war.

They had to leave their jobs and women had to take over.

But a lot weren't happy about this, because they thought the only of a woman should have is to stay home and look after their family.

Women took over jobs in every sector.

They were ticket collectors, they were bus and tram conductors, postal workers, some operated heavy machinery and engineering, some worked on farms and in factories.

They had the skills and qualities to do the same jobs as men but there's a catch, they were paid less money for the same job.

Eventually the women were sacked to make way for returning soldiers and some worked alongside the men, but for less money.

Now I've included this poster from this particular period in time, it reads, "These women are doing their bit, learn to make munitions." You can see that a woman's getting ready to do her job.

This particular job was to make weapons for the British soldiers going to war.

If you look really carefully, you can see a male soldier in the background waving as he leaves for war.

I'm sure you are sitting there thinking, "This isn't fair, it's outrageous." So I have some good news for you.

On the 1st of October, in 2010, a law was passed in our country called the Equality Act.

It protects the rights of individuals and it makes sure that everybody has an equal opportunity.

This means it doesn't matter what gender you might be, nobody can use that to your disadvantage.

This Act provides Britain with a discrimination law, which protects people being treated unfairly.

It promotes a fair and equal place to live and work.

I wanted to include this picture too.

This is a monument or a statue in London celebrating all the different job roles that women undertook during World War II.

Now it's your turn.

I want you to think about your dream job.

I have two questions for you.

Number 1, what is your dream job? And number 2, which skills and qualities are needed to be great at your dream job? Pause the video now to have a think about this you can even jot down some of your ideas on paper.

You can press Play again when you're ready to continue.

Your task today is to create a job profile for your dream job.

Remember, to be great at your job you need the skills and the qualities.

Meet my friend Abed who will talk about his job, we'll create a job profile based on his job.

- Hi everyone.

My name is a Abed Saleh and I'm a police officer.

My job is to keep the country safe and to maintain law and order.

I protect members of the public and look after everyone's properties.

Me and my colleagues are responsible to prevent crime from taking place, keeping the roads safe and to ensure we try improving people's lives.

I spend a lot of my time meeting children and members of the community to try keeping everyone safe and to try improving their quality of life.

It's important for everyone to follow the rules, to ensure we all live in a happy, a peaceful and a safe society.

Everyone has the right to feel safe and it's my job to try doing this.

I hope you've all enjoyed listening to me.

Thank you for showing an interest and I really look forward to working with you all.

- Now in this wagoll you can see that I've got my title, my job description, and I've answered each of the three questions.

What do they do? Where do they work? And which skills and qualities are needed to be great at this job.

Now there's a lot of information here.

To make it easier for you to read through, I've made the writing a little bit bigger for you.

You can pause the video and read through the first two questions.

What do they do? And where do they work? Press Play again when you're ready to continue.

Finally, the last question, which skills and qualities do they need? You can pause the video again and press Play when you're ready to continue.

Okay, brilliant.

Remember, this is a wagoll for a police officer's job.

You can base your job profile on your dream job.

I really hope you got to think about some of the jobs you might want to do in the future.

I hope you aren't deterred, which means put off by stereotypes.

In this lesson I wanted you to think about the skills and the qualities that are needed for a job.

And I hope you choose a job that you are genuinely interested in and feel passionately about.

If you'd like to, you can ask your parents or carers to share your work with us on social media.

I would love to see your dream jobs.

If you haven't already, don't forget to have a go at the quiz and I'll see you again really soon.