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The Origin of Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys (Deep Comprehension)

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Learners listen to the video and answer multiple choice or open-ended questions to check their deep understanding. If you don't have 9 minutes in your class, just copy & edit the lesson (See copy & edit button below the video) and you can crop out the part after the last question in one click, which will make this lesson only 5 minutes long. The lady speaks quiet fast and the language is complex at times, but the subject and message itself is quite simple and illustrated with photos, so I think you can use this video quiz from upper-intermediate (B2) through proficient (C2) level.
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This is a 9-minute PBS video piece about the origins of associating pink with girls and blue for boys. Questions raised and answered are: Was there always certain colors associated with genders? Did boys always wear the kinds of clothes as today? When did pink get assigned to girls and blue to boys?
Video length
9 minutes 10 seconds
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
General topic
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Advanced (C1), Upper-intermediate (B2), Proficient (C2)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Adults, High schoolers
High schoolers
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
A long time ago people took it granted that pink was the color for boys, and blue for girls.
2. Guess the end.
Why are both girls and boys in these photos dressed up in white?
3. Choose the correct options.
Why did baby dresses often not have fitted bottoms?
To allow babies to move more freely.
To allow parents to change diapers more easily.
That was just the fashion of the day.
4. Guess the end.
What was a practical advantage of white color?
5. Guess the end.
The age of 6 or 7 marked an important occasion for boys, as far as clothing was concerned. Explain.
6. Choose the correct options.
Which is true?
Until World War I, colors weren't tied to gender.
Until World War I, pink was associated with boys.
7. Choose the correct options.
What were the attributes associated with pink in the 1918 article?
8. Guess the end.
Why was pink assigned to girls and blue for boys in the early twentieth century?
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Kisdobos is from/lives in Hungary and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2009-09-28. Kisdobos last logged in on 2022-11-28, and has shared 459 resources on iSLCollective so far.
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