Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity and inclusion are the focus of a four-activity social and emotional learning unit designed for fourth graders. In the first activity, peers get to know one another by sharing an item that means something to them. Activity two challenges pupils to play the "Commonalities" game to discover similarities among classmates. In the fourth activity, class members teach each other new skills. Activity brings the class together to identity a classroom name and motto.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use activities as ice-breakers at the start of the school year
  • Revisit activity four to change and update the classroom name and motto after each grading period
  • Copy and laminate cards for continued use with little wear and tear
Classroom Considerations
  • Each activity takes one to two days to complete
  • Preparation includes making copies
  • This resource includes activities, games, and supplemental materials
  • Activity plans are written in detail
  • Includes a connection piece between home and school
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