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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Communicating across cultures can be a challenge. China Achebe's Things Fall Apart, as well as essays by Achebe and Richard Rodriguez, introduce some of these challenges and provide much food for thought about cultural concepts readers...
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Crash Course: Ecology

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Viewers take a Crash Course in Ecology with a 12-video collection that takes a look at where organisms come from, how they interact, and how they influence their environments. The videos, appropriate for in class or remote learning, use...
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Identity & Community: An Introduction to 6th Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 6th Standards
Begin the school year with a collection of lessons that asks sixth-graders to consider who they are, their new role in middle school, and their role in their community. They study examples of peoples of the past dealing with issues of...
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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Secondary Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 12 instructional activities helps young people develop the five core social and emotional learning competencies identified by CASEL. Videos, slides, activities, games, news articles, and discussions target life skills. In...
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Social justice is the theme of a 12-lesson unit that uses photographs to focus students' attention on and expand their understanding of current social issues facing society. Class members learn how to closely examine an image, and to...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Social Awareness

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Self-awareness includes looking at different perspectives, exhibiting empathy, appreciating diversity, and respecting others—boost these social and emotional attributes using a collection designed for scholars in sixth through eighth...
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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Social Awareness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Perspective-taking, empathy, appreciating diversity, and respect for others are the hallmarks of the self-awareness social and emotional competency. In this collection you will find lesson and unit plans, projects and activities, videos...
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Museum of Tolerance: Teaching Tolerance

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you teach classes to recognize and confront intolerance? To recognize their preconceptions and commit to change? The materials in this collection, prepared by the Museum of Tolerance, are designed to achieve these goals. Whether...
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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades K-5

For Teachers K - 5th
The Civil Rights Movement is the focus of a collection created for young scholars, kindergarten through fifth grade. The unit begins with an introductory lesson that sets the stage for discussion, written assignments, interactives,...
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Environmental Justice Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What to do with environmental hazards and where to put toxic waste is a global concern. The eight resources in the Environmental Justice collection ask young ecologists to consider how to incorporate environmental justice in future waste...
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Ready, Set, Respect!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Instill the importance of respect in your classroom with a comprehensive unit that focuses on positive behavior in and outside of school. Three parts, each separated into four grade-specific lessons, cover bullying, bias, name-calling,...
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Biodiversity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"The one process ongoing that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by destruction of natural habitats" - E.O. Wilson. Here is a video that discusses biodiversity at multiple levels from...
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A World of Difference

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Kids engage in a series of activities that ask them to consider differences and similarities in characteristics, both visible and invisible. With this new understanding, the class investigates the Special Olympics program and develops...
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Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary lesson plan has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss how dance...
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Change Agents in Our Own Lives

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewEveryone has the power to change their own lives. Young historians learn how they can become agents for change in their own lives and the community. The activity focuses on positive role models and what motivates individuals to promote...
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Modern-Day Heroes: People Who Are Making a Difference

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewNot all superheroes wear capes. An engaging lesson delves into the world of modern-day heroes and activists for change. Academics learn there are many different ways to be a hero as well as explore what makes a person a hero. The...
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Understanding Other Religious Beliefs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewLearn what it means to respect others in an engaging instructional activity on religious beliefs. An inclusive resource focuses on understanding other religious beliefs, the right to freedom of religion, and the U.S. history of religious...
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Digital Activism Remixed: Hashtags for Voice, Visibility and Visions of Social Justice

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewIt's time to discover hashtag activism! Using an engaging resource, learners explore viral hashtag campaigns relating to diversity, identity, and justice. Next, they either design their own hashtag campaigns or respond to existing ones.
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Similar and Different

For Teachers 4th Standards
Using a Venn diagram, pupils compare the similarities and differences between two classmates. Next, they review the CARE acronym (Collaboration, Acceptance, Respect, Empathy) and discuss how it applies to diversity in the classroom.
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Diversity: Languages Spoken in the United States

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
High schoolers begin a discussion on diversity and determine the percent of the population that speak another language at home in the US. Classmates make a prediction of the percentage of people that speak another language at home in...
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Diversity: Differences in Communities

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Using census data, the class finds the percentages of three diversity categories for four states and compare them. With the assistance of a 10 X 10 grid, pupils create visual representations of a comparison between two states on one...
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Getting with the Program

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
A seven-step lesson introduces the emergence of computer sciences and the contributions women made to the profession after World War II. Several science experiments offer pupils a hands-on learning experience that showcases parabolas,...
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Animal Diversity and Tracking

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What exactly are those glowing eyes in the night? Learners run an experiment to attract local wildlife and then document the number of visitors by identifying their tracks. They then analyze the data to draw conclusions about the types...
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Aloha and Welcome Back!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Show the class a Hawaiian welcome with a unique tradition! Class members welcome each other back to school by creating leis where each flower represents a different personal characteristic. After getting to know each other with the craft...
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Latino Americans Share Their Experiences

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Three Latino Americans are the focus of an interactive that spotlights their accomplishments. Scholars get to know Lin-Manuel Miranda, Judy Reyes, and José Hernández through short informative text and videos. Participants read, take...
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The Hate U Give

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas became a quick hit in the young adult literature genre before its adaptation in the 2018 film of the same name. Use a thorough lesson, discussion guide, and series of activities to discuss the social...
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Jim Thorpe

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Who was Jim Thorpe to American sports? The famous figure's life entertains learners while also engaging them in impressive facts about his career. Afterward, they answer multiple-choice questions, summarize the information they read, and...
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Diversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Eighty-seven percent of people living in the United Kingdom identify as white, and some of those struggle to understand the importance of diversity in society. Scholars use presentations, discussions, and activities to address diversity...
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Sex Safari - Field Trip

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A field trip to study reproductive behavior of big game is a great set up for big-time learning! Part two of a four-part Reproduction video series takes viewers up close and personal with the animal residents of a wildlife preserve in...
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What is Reproduction? - Lesson Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What force drives a species' will to survive and thrive? Explore reproduction through the first of a four-part video series. The narrator discusses both sexual and asexual reproduction and cites examples of each. 
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Measuring Biodiversity in Gorongosa

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take your biology class' understanding of biodiversity to a whole new level! Ecology scholars use data to calculate three different diversity indices based on the organisms in the Gorongosa National Park. The four-part activity uses an...
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What Are Stereotypes and Gender Roles?

For Students 7th - 12th
Living up to what society expects of you is difficult enough before you add the complications of sexual and racial prejudice. Discuss the difficulties faced by people in your country, neighborhood, and classroom with a series of...
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Respect Mobiles

For Teachers 7th Standards
How do your students respect others? What about themselves? What about the larger community? Have them think about the ways they could demonstrate respect with an activity that prompts them to consider actions in three different contexts.
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An Introduction to Claude Levi-Strauss’s Structural Anthropology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Claude Levi-Strauss’s Structural Anthropology contends that distance and details separate world cultures—and not much else. High schoolers watch a short explanatory video to learn more about the theory of structuralism, the societial...
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Importance of Deep-Sea Ecosystems – How Diverse is That?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When judging diversity of an ecosystem, both species evenness and species richness must contribute. After a discussion of diversity and a guided example using the Shannon-Weaver function, scholars use the same function on two other...
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Communities

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do you get if you cross ants with ticks? All kinds of antics! Video discusses the structure of the classifications in ecology. Then it covers the ways communities can be measured before discussing an example of leaf cutter ants and...
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Respect: Race, Religion, and Culture

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Honor the medley of races, religions, and cultures that make up our world with a discussion-based lesson designed to showcase the beauty that is the similarities and differences amongst us. 
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The Pursuit of Democracy and Diversity: The Trial of Pro-Social Injustice in Historical Documents and Accounts

For Teachers 8th Standards
Class members investigate The Indian Removal Act of 1830, U.S. Theft of Mexican Territory Timeline, and President Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Horace Greeley, 1862, and then conduct a mock trial of each of these documents to determine...
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Buildings That Reach for the Sky

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Through photographs and informational text, scholars explore skyscrapers around the world including the Twin Towers in New York—the unfortunate targets of the September 11th terrorist attacks—and view the guests and employees that...
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Teaching Tolerance: Accepting and Embracing Differences

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Since the attacks on September 11th, people have become less accepting of others that are different. By reading picture books that focus on teaching tolerance, learners learn how to accept and respect people's differences. 
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Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Three mini units make up one large unit designed to explore multiculturalism and encourage cultural identity. Each lesson sparks thoughtful discussion, critical thinking, and are equipped with activities and assignments geared to...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 13: Unit Culmination - Symposium

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To conclude a unit on the concept of diversity in world literature, class members conduct a symposium on "African Literature in Global Perspectives." In order to earn a spot on the panel, individuals craft an original thesis that...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 7: Cultural Commentary

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
As part of their study of Things Fall Apart, class groups develop a multimedia presentation in response to the question, "In what ways does Achebe use literature as a means to express and comment on culture and history?"
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 1: Unit Introduction

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To launch a unit study of the concept of diversity in World Literature, class members compare Chinua Achebe's essay, "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness" and Richard Rodriguez's essay, "The Chinese in All of Us: A...
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Don't Laugh at Me

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
You can prevent bullying in your classroom by addressing kindness, empathy, and acceptance with your littlest learners early on. After reading Don't Laugh at Me by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin, kids discuss the ways that words can...
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The Lightning Thief: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Before you begin reading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, read over this comprehensive handout that gives you a plethora of information regarding the story's summary, organizational structure, central...
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Race, Religion, and Culture

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Accepting others as individuals regardless of differences in appearances, languages, and interests is an important life skill for youngsters to acquire. The activities provided in this resource will support learners as they explore the...
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Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea: Activity Kit

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Rainbow Fish is on the move again and kids will enjoy these activities designed to accompany a reading of Marcus Pfister's Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea. A great packet to add to your curriculum library.
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Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help students across the...
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Around the Block

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Arthur and his friends help children explore the concepts of family, community, and diversity in a fun series of activities. From performing peer interviews to mapping out the different places learners have lived or visited, this...
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All about Me!

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Celebrate the uniqueness of your learners with this character building lesson series. In order to learn about and appreciate diversity and individuality, children create All About Me books by cutting out and drawing pictures that...
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My Traditions

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Learners explore their family traditions through interview, art, and creative writing. They take home the included interview sheet to learn more about their ancestral celebrations and use a map to identify where their ancestors came...
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Follow the Dream: Celebrating Diversity

For Teachers 5th - 9th
The teachings of tolerance and diversity are necessary and poignant at all times of the year and for every grade level. This lesson focuses on Dr. King's message and how it has impacted African/American culture. Students will complete a...
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Homophobia: What is It? What Can We Do About It?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A two-part lesson focuses on the sensitive issues of homophobia, discrimination, sexuality, and gender. Middle schoolers discuss individual and institutional discrimination, personal rights, homosexuality, and bullying.
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Using the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to Examine Issues of Discrimination

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider how discrimination hampers individual rights. For this diversity lesson, analyze the "Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms." Students then explore provided case studies and use the charter to aid them in classroom...
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Minorities in a Democracy

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students consider diversity in democracies. In this democratic values lesson plan, students read an article titled, "Minorities in a Democracy." Students respond to discussion questions about the article.
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Resolving a Cross-Cultural Misunderstanding

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore the concept of cross-cultural misunderstandings. In this communication lesson, students read a scenario involving communication misunderstandings and discuss cultural perspectives.
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Microfishing

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students use a simple method to collect living microorganisms from natural and/or artificial environments and develop skills in microscopy, observation, drawing, speculation, hypothesizing, oral presentation, and raising questions.
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Introduce Vocabulary: My Chinatown: One Year in Poems (Mak)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Beautiful illustrations and tender memories of cultural identity make Kam Mak's story My Chinatown an ideal resource for budding readers learning four vocabulary words in context: fortune, scraps, soar, and victory. Introduce these...
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Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 1: Mapping Biotic Communities

For Teachers 6th - 10th
As part of a unit on Arizona's biotic communities, young ecology learners create a map. They describe how humans and animals adapt in their habitat. They take notes and create graphic organizers from articles they read. Beautiful maps,...
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The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners develop disability awareness. In this character building and diversity lesson, students listen to the book The Story of Taylor and his Wheelchair by James Riggio Heelan, then describe things that were difficult for Taylor to do...
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Diversity of Modern Life

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Convey classification to your amateur biologists with this bright and bold presentation. After you introduce each kingdom, query your viewers with the included reinforcement questions. Since there are no photos of the different...
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Does Rick Warren Represent Diversity?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The topic of this lesson focuses on whether or not Obama was able to convincingly defend his choice of choosing Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration. This is considered a controversial or hot topic because it...
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Let's Get Real Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 5th - 9th
"Let's Get Real," a documentary about cyberbullying, is the cornerstone of a curriculum guide intended to help instructors design an anti-bullying unit for middle school classes. Packet with suggestions for how plan the unit, for...
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Whose Constitutional Rights?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The roll-back of the civil rights granted to freed slaves during the Reconstruction Era is the focus of a short video narrated by historian Historian Khalil Muhammad. Also included is an audio of Douglas A. Blackmon discussing an excerpt...
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Who Was Charles Darwin?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
ItÕs one of those big Ideas that changes our view of the world and our place in it. DarwinÕs observations lead him to believe that species, including man, change or evolve over time. This short video focuses on his reluctance to publish...
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When in Rome... (Grades 9-12)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students plan a business trip to a country of their choosing. They research local customs, languages, and other cultural information that would be beneficial to a person traveling to that country. They present their reports to the class.
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The Illusion of Race

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This is mostly an exploration of race through an interactive website, class readings, and discussion. Individuals take an online quiz about race, they answer questions on a worksheet by visiting another website, and discover that race is...
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Project-Based Learning: Diversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Ethnic and cultural diversity are explored in a service learning lesson, great for upper graders. They participate in four weekly activities that require them to research ethnic and cultural diversity.
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Multicultural Mobile

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students create a mobile to show the multicultural diversity in their community. They complete a survey of the people in their neighborhood and the areas they come from. Students use their data to create a mobile that showcases the...
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Amnesty International and Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners discover the mission of Amnesty International. In this human rights lesson, students read literature about the social justice organization and then compose letters on behalf of those suffering from human rights persecution in...
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Understanding the Aboriginal Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students gain awareness of Aboriginal people's history and culture.  For this diversity lesson, students watch the film Rabbit-Proof Fence and compare and contrast the Aboriginal people's experiences with those of Native Americans.  They...
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Features of Culture

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine features of cultures. In this cultural diversity instructional activity, students explore 5 features of culture as they compare their cultural traditions to the traditions in other cultural groups.
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School Lunches: Cultural Relevancy in the Cafeteria

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore ethnic diversity. In this tolerance lesson, students discuss the food choices in their school cafeteria and determine how the menu may limit choices for those of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
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"if I Had It My Way..."

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders choose favorite from ice cream flavors vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry, defend their choices by debating with students who chose other flavors, and discuss how this exercise can lead to discrimination or acceptance of...
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Lesson 3 Nature Stories-How the Natural World Came to Be

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students listen as the teacher lectures about myths that explain natural events that are common to all cultures. Students select one nature myth to research. They use the Internet to find and read the myth, and prepare a presentation for...
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Healthy, Unhealthy and Abusive Relationships: Making Choices

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders identify characteristics of dating relationships that are healthy, unhealthy, or abusive. Students investigate how to deal with conflicts that are part of any relationship and to take the proactive measures required to...
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Personal Decision-Making

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore decision-making models and processes and learn the skills for effective decision-making. Students apply these skills to their daily lives. Students develop attitudes of valuing a collaborative approach while...
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Examining Stereotypes

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine stereotypes, considering how they can cause harm or conflict. Then they engage in a project to examine stereotypes and in some cases, find solutions to problems caused by stereotyping. Multiple perspectives are developed.
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"Where is the Love?"

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students develop peaceful means of solving problems, value the uniqueness of each individual and the diversity of society, and show appreciation for others and their cultures and faiths. Students observe others and share compliments. At...
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Triangles Are Not Bad!

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Learners perform a play to explore diversity.
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Maniac McGee: Find Your Match

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore similarities and differences between people. In this diversity and literacy lesson, students read Maniac McGee and consider character traits. Students play a game in which they locate classmates with similarities and...
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Athletes And Gay Teammates

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners research the issues surrounding gay athletes and the way their leagues, their teammates and their fans react. They interview local athletes about their views and present their findings to the class.
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Cultural Diversity

For Teachers Higher Ed
Introducing the topic of cultural diversity and the social issues surrounding it, this presentation will get your students thinking about stereotypes involving race, gender, and sexual orientation. Affirmative action and positive and...
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Achieving Diversity: The Question of Affirmative Action in College Admissions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewHow can a college board of trustees both increase cultural and racial diversity and offer all incoming students equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment? Class members debate the question using readings about how colleges use...
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Why Do We (Still) Celebrate Columbus Day?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewWhat are we really celebrating on Columbus Day? The resource explores the narrative behind Columbus Day and ways for people to change the perception. Scholars also review vocabulary terms associated with the topic and how attitudes have...
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Cultural Spaces

For Teachers 7th - 12th
As a way to help your students understand tolerance, personal space, and cultural diversity, this instructional activity has them give up personal space for three minutes. There is no discussion prior to this activity and seemingly very...
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Planetary Diversity

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the infrared radiation and the part of the spectrum that is not always visible.  In this electromagnetic lesson students complete a lab activity on the different wavelengths.
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Analyzing Intertidal and Deep Sea Vent Communities

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study how scientists measure diversity.  In this diversity activity students look at marine communities and look at data to calculate diversity in 3 different ways.
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How Old is Old

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students explore the aging process. Students examine the concept of age from a child's perspective and discuss that aging is relative. Students read the book, How Old is Old? and engage in several different activities on age and life spans.
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Equity and Diversity Awareness Quiz

For Students 8th - 12th
Here is a multiple choice assessment in which learners respond to 15 questions relating to social justice, equity, and diversity issues in the United States.
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Test Yourself for Hidden Bias

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine their own hidden bias. In this diversity lesson, students link to an Internet website to test their own stereotypes and prejudices. Students discuss how bias is perpetuated in society and determine what they can to about...
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Diversity Stereotyping

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners discuss the concept of stereotyping and using "diversity beans" process an activity that allows them to examine the negative aspects of strereotyping through candy.
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Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the topic of African American aviation. In this African American aviation lesson, students examine primary and secondary sources that enable them to discover challenges faced by African American aviators, identify...
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The Many Shades of Our World

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners discover diversity. In this civil rights lesson plan, students consider that skin color is unique and that diversity is common in the world as they complete artwork that reflects the writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Bird Beaks

For Students 4th - 8th
In this bird worksheet, students pick up different "food" items using different types of bird beak. Then students complete 8 short answer questions and create 2 bar graphs.
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Social Responsibility Need - Versus - Greed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students look at situations where people's rights have been infringed. They stimulate thought and action regarding use of our resources and respecting diversity. They respect those who have different beliefs/customs and appreciate...
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Growing in Communities, Kids on the Grow

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students participate in an after school program that promotes concern for others, recognizing differences, accepting differences, leadership roles, mentoring, self-responsibility and personal safety. They explore the diversity of their...
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China - Dragons

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives to understand commonality and diversity among cultures. They analyze examples of interactions between cultural groups and explain factors that contribute to cooperation...
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Comparing Colleges

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students begin process of selecting suitable colleges by exploring colleges in foreign countries and reflecting on a possible future life far from their native countries. They rank various criteria for selecting colleges, discuss...
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Holidays and Observances: Looking at Diversity and Culture

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students share their own knowledge and experiences of holidays they observe. They research a holiday of their choice and write a report. They also create art of their holiday to complete as a pre-writing activity.
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The Growth of a Nation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young historians explore the identity of the early United States in this four-part lesson series. Working in groups of three, students research the political, economic, and cultural atmosphere of each member of the union prior to 1812,...
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Coming to America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interview a person who has immigrated to America and, based on that interview, to write an article about the person.
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AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students debate the pros and cons of affirmative action. In a small group role play, students act as university admissions officers, making recommendations on admissions policy.
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Cultural Discovery and Identity Project Generation Journey

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create a genealogy book tracing their heritage many generations back. They examine their own ethnicity, attitudes, and self-awareness. They examine new American trends regarding family structure and ethnicity.
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Grade Expectations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore how the ten percent plan and other education initiatives promote diversity, as well as about their practical effects on students from different types of educational and economic backgrounds. They discuss college...
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Examples of Social and Emotional Learning in Elementary Mathematics Instruction

For Teachers K - 6th
A 12-page document lists an abundance of math-related activities that boost social and emotional topics; self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.  
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The Crayon Box that Talked: Welcoming Indviduality

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Just like a box of crayons, every child has a special way of contributing to the greater picture.
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Using Picture Books to Celebrate Diversity

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Help young learners develop social awareness and tolerance by integrating these books into your lessons.
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Deaf

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Intended for a main-stream class, this presentation goes over some facts they may need to know when meeting a deaf person. They learn how deaf people cope with hearing loss, communicate, and do everyday activities like watch TV or answer...
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Diversity in Media: Looking Critically at What We See

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
This learning experience fosters awareness of representations we see, and don't see, in the media. Learners list TV programs, games, and films they enjoy, identify characters' ethnic, religious, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation...
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Miscast and Seldom Seen

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Consider how well students' favorite TV shows, movies and video games reflect the diversity of society. The lesson introduces your class to several media literacy concepts, such as how media conveys values and messages, as well as the...
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What Is Race?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Geneticist David Altshuler discusses the results of his 1000 Genome Project and his research that shows that people across the world share 90% of the same DNA, that race, as it is thought of today, is a 19th century social historical...
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Biodiversity and Human Impact

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Is climate change a genuine concern or a big hoax?Provide an explanation of global change, chemical pollution, agricultural impacts, acid precipitation, the ozone hole, and greenhouse effect with an earth science presentation. It...
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Create Your Own Animal

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students design and create their own hypothetical animal. In this biology lesson, students identify the factors organisms need to survive. They classify their animals according to its correct phylum.
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Confronting the -Isms

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students keep "Mindwatch" diaries to chart their own prejudices and stereotypes. In this social justice lesson, students monitor their own reactions to people who are different from themselves. Students identify and discuss patterns of...
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Diversity Grade 12

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore injustices that natives of Canada want rectified. In this diversity lesson, 12th graders discuss former Canadian policies that were morally objectionable. Students discuss how the past indiscretions should be...
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Diversity of Life: Pathogens

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students research bacteria and viruses that carry pathogens. In this diversity lesson, students examine how pathogens spread disease through bacteria and viruses. Students write a report on disease caused by bacteria or virus including...
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Populations- The Survival of the Fittest

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the ways that populations become diverse and how mutation changes the diversity of a population.  In this exploratory lesson students study natural selection by completing a lab activity and discussing what they learned. 
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Ocean Careers Investigation

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students gather information about different careers of the Ocean Adventures expedition team.  In this career studies lesson students work in groups, read an interview with an Ocean Adventurer, and see the importance of working in a...
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Diversity Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore diversity through government. In this diversity lesson, students use types of government as a way to understand the importance of diversity. Students use "diversity beans" to facilitate discussion with one another.
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Diversity: History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use samll research groups, discussion and diversity beans to examine the role of individuals and governments in WWII.
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I am Canadian

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners explore the concept of ethnicity through a survey, duscussion and a self-examination of ethnicity and diversity and what it means to them.
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Rendering a Resolution

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the concept of peace. In this International Peace Day instructional activity, students determine their reaction to a scenario that requires them to benefit themselves or benefit everyone. Students discuss the scenario...
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Children's March Teacher's Guide, Activity 6

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the role of gender in the Civil Rights Movement. In this Children's March lesson, students watch "Mighty Time: The Children's March" and respond to the provided discussion questions that accompany it. Students create...
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Speaking Kindness in Democratic Classrooms

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils write rules for their classroom. In this community building lesson, students discuss reasons for rules and write their own guidelines for appropriate classroom behavior.
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Visualizing School Equity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the funding gap in school systems. In this diversity education lesson, students read an article regarding the inequitable school funding. Students research information pertaining to school funding in their state.
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Exploring Community History and Cultural Influence

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze cultural influences. In this diversity education lesson, students respond to questions regarding culture differences and personal traits and preferences. Students discuss the role of the each in evidenced in personal...
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Thanksgiving Mourning

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the way diverse groups can perceive a shared experience in a dramatically different light.  Students read commentary written by Native American writers and find examples of different points of view.  Students...
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Challenging Discrimination

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore discrimination. In this character education lesson plan, students define discrimination and discuss instances of it. Students brainstorm methods of encouraging diversity.
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Word Play

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the work of Xu Bing. For this visual arts lesson, students examine the art piece "Monkeys Grasp for the Moon" and compare it to the Buddhist folktale on which it is based. Middle schoolers create animated flip...
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It's a Small World After All

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars describe the cultural and geographical diversity of the people living and working on the JOIDES Resolution. For this lesson plan, students research the JOIDES Resolution, and describe some facts about the crew and what...
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Courage to Be You: King Day (7th)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars define discrimination and relate it to their own experiences. In this discrimination lesson, students discuss feeling like a stranger and complete a personal experiences worksheet. Young scholars then find strategies to...
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Cinderella Map Key

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students design a map key in order to show where the different Cinderella stories have taken place. In this map key lesson plan, students place symbols on a map to show the diversity of the stories.
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The Shape of Home

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the diversity among homes in the world. In this diversity instructional activity, students share the story "Connected to Everything" which features the story of a family that was forced to leave their land and move to a...
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Tolerance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of tolerance. In this diversity lesson plan, students discover what tolerance is and then research tolerance in historical perspectives. Students explore how to promote tolerance in the future.
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Unity Versus Diversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the 50 State Quarters program and how it represents diversity and unity of the United States. In pairs, they examine quarter designs to gain information about the culture of each state. Students create charts to...
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Secondary Citizenship: The Importance of Volunteering

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders define the word citizenship and explain what they think Dr. Langstaff meant by the question "Are you being a good citizen?" They are asked if they are active citizens. Students list acts they consider to be...
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An Illustrated comparative Timeline of Selected cultures in North America Until Initial European Contact

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students view a seven meter time line with a scale of one mm=1 year, and three rows (Canada, Mexico, United States). They identify civilizations on each timeline. Students determine the affect of the ability to cultivate corn on a...
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How Can Librarians Work To Eliminate Cultural Bias In The Organization Of Information?

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students explore the complexities of organizing information and to support librarians in developing strategies for reducing cultural bias. Students extend strategies to help raise solutions. Students list a variety of definitions on bias...
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Frontline: Muslims

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research evidence of different kinds of influence in Muslim societies and analyze their impact. They evaluate commonality and diversity amongst Muslim men and women throughout the world. Students compare student impressions of...
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The Name of the Game

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the cultural significance of various sports from around the world. They then teach their classmates about these sports by participating in a Global SportsFest as both instructors and players.
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Underwater Research

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students make transect and quadrat surveys using a provided worksheet in order to understand the techniques used to study coral reefs. Each type of survey is used to identify the species, diversity, and number of corals.
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Dealing With Diversity in Your Classroom

For Teachers Higher Ed
Student teachers analyze the various types of students represented in their classroom. They collect data and write answers to reflection questions.
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Diversity: Respect Our Differences

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students, in groups, examine a variety of comic strips and rank the ones they like best. They discuss individual preferences and why everyone thinks different things are funny. A discussion on diversity follows.
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Where Do I Belong?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders study the diversity of life in the world. They classify and sketch organisms into the 6 kingdoms.
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Bands Reunited: The English Beat and Berlin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students listen to and discuss popular music that addresses political and social issues of oppression, but in a joyful way. They role play as artistic teams and plan a music video that may be used for a specific song.
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The Spirit of Islam

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Pupils do six different lessons that have many activities which help them to gain an understanding of Islam and Muslim people and how people must work together to combat stereotyping.
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Issues in Public Education During the Kentucky Civil Rights Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct oral history interviews and research historical and contemporary media articles about multiculturalism and diversity.
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Back To Africa

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students analyze the massive immigration after 1850 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity, and how the Progressive movement influenced different groups in American...
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Looking Into the Mirror

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify various racial, cultural, and socio-economic groups that have been targets of inequality and intolerance. They discuss cause/effect of intolerance, and develop written and oral presentations that offer solutions to...
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The New Segregation

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students use census data to analyze the racial and economic diversity of their community. They discuss the role of diversity within communities and the impact that land use decisions can have on the composition of a community.
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Family Quilts Keep Us Warm

For Teachers K
Students explore different types of families and cultures. They create a paper quilt with geometric designs of similar colors to show unity and pictures of each of their families to show diversity.
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People are People

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore human diversity in this human rights lesson. Middle schoolers compare novels, speeches, videos, and short stories that promote diversity and basic human rights. They complete daily coursework as they read the selected literature...
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Dismantling Racial Caste

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewIt's time to end racism. The final installment of the series encourages scholars to consider what is needed to ended the racial caste system in the U.S. Young historians complete group discussion, written prompt, and a hands-on-activity...
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Parallels Between Mass Incarceration and Jim Crow

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewIs history repeating itself? A riveting lesson examines the parallels between mass incarceration in the U.S. and the Jim Crow Laws of the past. Academics review Jim Crow Laws and compare them to mass incarcerations of African Americans....
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Understanding the Prison Label

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewBreak the chain. An engaging lesson examines why it is so hard to break free of the prison system in the US. Academics participate in a reader's theater, read primary sources, and discuss their thoughts. The lesson explains the hardships...
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Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewExplore the impact of the war on drugs in a thought-provoking lesson for high school academics. Young historians delve into the world of the criminal justice system and the racial disparity that occurs in the US. The resource provides...
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The War on Drugs—Mechanisms and Effects

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewThe war on drugs doesn't have definite results. An interesting lesson examines the social, political, and economic effect of the war on drugs. Academics learn how the war on drugs has led to mass incarcerations and negatively affected...
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Mass Incarceration as a Form of Racialized Social Control

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewMass incarceration: A result of a tough stance on crime or racial discrimination, you decide. Academics explore the history and reasons behind mass incarcerations in the United States and its impact on ethnic communities. The...
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Jim Crow as a Form of Racialized Social Control

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewJust because slavery was illegal doesn't mean it went away ... Jim Crow Laws took its place. An eye-opening lesson plan focuses on how Jim Crow Laws were used as a form of racial social control against African Americans in the United...
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Talking About Race and Racism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewSet the stage for discussion in a thought-provoking lesson on racism. An informative resource prepares scholars to discuss the history of race and racism with a quiz, vocabulary, and guidelines. Academics discuss topics surrounding...
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Slavery as a Form of Racialized Social Control

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewAn engaging instructional activity delves into the effects of slavery on society. Young historians read text excerpts, complete handouts, and participate in group discussion to understand how slavery was a means to control society and...
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How are Equality and Equity Different?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewEquality does not equal equity. That's the take-away from a instructional activity that asks young people to consider what could be done to make a variety of situations more just, more equitable. After examining images that illustrate...
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Tweeting for Change

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewDo some good with social media. Secondary scholars participate in a live Twitter chat focusing on social justice issues. The thought-provoking activity allows academics to set up a live chat, create responses, and express their personal...
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Truth to Power: Writing Letters for Change

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewCan letter writing really create social change? Pupils create and mail formal letters addressing a specific organization to promote social change they wish to see. Class members reflect on the process and responses they received in small...
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Puppet Show

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewIt's a play, it's a story, it's a puppet show! A lively resource provides academics with a creative outlet to express their views on diversity and social justice. Scholars are responsible for writing, creating, and performing a puppet...
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Spotlight on Change Agents

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewA thought-provoking resource guides learners as they interview agents of social change and share their findings. Scholars select an individual, create questions, conduct the interview, and create a profile of the person they selected....
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Picture Books

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewAspiring artists and budding writers combine their skills in an interactive lesson. Young scholars become authors when they create their own picture books focused on social justice. The resource guides learners through the writing and...
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Responding to Difference

For Teachers 6th - 12th
James Berry's poem, "What Do We Do With a Difference?" launches a lesson plan that asks class members to consider the ways people respond when they encounter someone different from themselves. After analyzing the poem and discussing how...
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Respecting Differences

For Teachers 5th
Differences make the world go 'round. Using a worksheet, scholars identify the similarities and differences that they have with their classmates. Next, pupils engage in a whole-class discussion about respecting differences in others. 
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice | Exposing Anti-Immigration Sentiment

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The debate about immigration reform continues. To gain a deeper understanding of the issues involved, class members first examine a photo of an anti-immigration rally. Groups then conduct an internet search for an image that presents an...
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice | Supporting Social Border Crossings

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A lunch-time activity encourages pupils to step out of their usual lunch bunch and connect with someone new. To begin, individuals examine a group photograph and identify what they believe is the gender, race, religion, and sexual...
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Diversity Day

For Teachers 11th
Party time! Here's a resource that suggests celebrating diversity by organizing a school-wide event that features performers and speakers that represent the various cultures and traditions. The packet includes a list of suggested...
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Artistic Expression Showcase

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
No one is too young to create a masterpiece. Elementary artists delve into the topic of social justice with original artwork. Scholars keep journals to reflect on their experiences before putting paintbrush to paper. Final artwork is...
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Act Up! Drama for Justice

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A lesson turns young historians into playwrights to understand and speak out against social injustice. Pupils work individually or in groups to write and perform monologues that deliver personal messages on social justice. Writers then...
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Social-Awareness | Social-Emotional Learning

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
A short PBS video offers suggestions for how to help 21st-century learners develop social awareness. Perspective-taking, empathy, appreciating diversity, and respect for others are the targeted aspects of this social and emotional...
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Stereotypes vs. Statistics (Grades 4-8)

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Stereotypes can be painful if they are used to discriminate against others. Statistics, however, can be helpful in dispelling myths propagated by stereotypes. Using a thoughtful lesson plan, scholars complete graphic organizers and...
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Community Ecology: Feel the Love

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Warblers are small birds that have been known to get caught in spider webs. The video covers community ecology, focusing on the Competitive Exclusion Principle using the example of warblers. It also includes fundamental versus realized...
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Myself and Others

For Teachers K
Self reflection is an important skill to reinforce in our children, and it's especially helpful to help them realize who they are in the context of their environment. A collection of lessons about self image and community encourage...
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Empathy Games

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Through 23 empathy activities, your scholars will learn what empathy is and understand the situations and experiences that their fellow communities members may face every day.   
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The Jumblies

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Who would ever think to go to sea in a sieve? Only Edward Lear's Jumblies! The poem "The Jumblies" is the inspiration for these poetry reading and writing activities that ask learners to think about how strangers are different, consider...
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Venn Diagram: My Partner and I Are Different

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Celebrate your class's diversity with this Venn diagram template. A perfect resource for building a classroom community at the beginning of the school year, pupils are able to learn about their peers while discovering what makes them...
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First Person

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the relationship between video games and actual population. Example: A 2005 study showed Latino youth play at higher rates than other groups, but there are no Latino playable characters. They watch a brief video...
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Rice Is All Around Us!

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students grasp the complexity and similarities of traditional foods in various countries and cultures. Then they compare and contrast family food traditions with their classmates. Students also create a decorated box to store recipes...
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American Indians- Misunderstanding

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the diversity among Indian tribes. In this American Indians lesson, 1st graders fill out a KWL chart and analyze posters. Students draw pictures of what they feel an American Indian looks like. Students compare...
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Getting to Know You

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discuss term prejudice, reflect on personal prejudices, get better acquainted with their peers through show-and-tell in order to appreciate and show respect for diversity that exists within classroom and school, and...
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Around the World in 180 Days

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Where did I come from? How did I come to be in this classroom? Using curriculum from Kidspiration, class members research the homelands of their ancestors, as well as the journeys that began from many parts of the world and ended with...
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The Citizen Reporter

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ripped from the headlines! Discuss topical social issues like racism, discrimination, and diversity while exploring the concept of citizen journalism. Begin with a professional-looking presentation on the history of citizen journalism....
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Islamic Faith and Discrimination

For Teachers 4th - 7th
After the events on 9/11 many Muslim-Americans experienced discrimination because of their ethnicity and faith. Help break the cycle of ignorance by educating your young scholars on the history, religion, and beliefs of a different...
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I Am Special and You Are Special Too #4

For Teachers K
The students listen to a book about being different and investigate that everyone is different, but special in their own unique way. The students draw a picture of themselves using multi-cultural markers. Along with the drawing, the...
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Social Studies: Getting to Know You

For Teachers K
Students in kindergarten and college students engage in dialogue designed to help them get to know each other. They meet at three discussion centers, where the students express what makes them happy, how they are seen, and how they are...
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"Be the Kiwi" - Bible

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Pupils compare and contrast the English version to the Maori version of the Treaty of Waitangi.  In this diversity lesson, students discuss similarities and differences in the two versions of the treaty.  Pupils discuss the effects of...
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Arthur's Nose

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students read a story and complete a story map.  For this diversity and acceptance lesson, students read Arthur's Nose, make a story map, research Aardvarks, complete a Venn Diagram comparing Arthur's nose to other animals in the story...
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"Claim It!"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore, examine and study the differences and similarities in creating a climate of inclusion. They assess diversity found within their own classrooms and explore how they need to speak and act in a diverse classroom so that...
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Youth in the Economy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners discuss and identify their roles within the economy. In groups, they identify the similiarities and differences among different groups of people and describe the types of roles within an economy. They have a partner complete a...
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Diversity and Equality

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how our political system addresses issues of diversity. After reading an included article, they discuss the constitutionality of student-led prayer in schools. Working in groups, they role play a Supreme Court case...
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Who Participates? Identifying Diversity

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students listen to sound bite of producer/director Nick Giannopoulos, and discuss issue of stereotypical portrayals of cultural groups presented in the media. Students then use questionnaires and view popular television shows to observe...
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Warlugulong

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students explore and appreciate variety of ways in which environment can be depicted for range of purposes. They compare different representations of place and environment, and analyze ways information is being communicated.
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Charles Darwin's Hardware Shop

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students construct an evolutionary tree representing specialization, diversity, and selection using easily obtained materials. They use at least twenty pieces of hardware to classify then develop "evolutionary" relationships between the...