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Help students understand what an atheist is and why it is important or respect their beliefs. Using this non believers instructional activity, students will learn about people who hold different beliefs are discriminated against by others. They will participate in grade appropriate projects to build respect for individual opinions about religion and non- believers.
Students interview fellow classmates and create a bar-graph illustrating the unique diversity within a classroom. For this diversity lesson, students will explore unique differences and how they make the world a more interesting place to live in. Each student will eventually pick one characteristic trait and present a bar graph on his/her findings.
Eighth graders study the enactment of the Quebec Act of 1774. They review the events that occurred prior to the Quebec Act between the French, British and native relations. They create a chart to identify the conditions of the Proclamation Act, suggest alternative actions and speculate on the consequences of the Act.
Students understand that people treat people differently sometimes because they are different.In this mutual respect and lesson, students discuss the need for positive change and how they can be a part of that. Students survey others, find rules applying to the behaviors in question and plan an event to improve relationships.
High schoolers gain awareness of Aboriginal people's history and culture. In 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 work in cooperative groups to analyze the film and the experiences of the two groups of people.
Students discuss topics of prejudice and diversity. In this respect lesson, students share their likes and dislikes with one another and discuss them, as a class. Students share examples from their lives of prejudice and unfair treatment of others. Activities are provided for multiple age learners.
Young scholars discuss respect for the traditions of all Canadian families. They prepare presentations for the class based on the traditions of their family. Student displays may include bulletin boards, posters, or oral presentations. Student presentations are scored with the rubric attached to the instructional activity.
Students investigate diversity among their classmates by exploring the Civil Rights Movement. In this equality lesson, students create a T Chart listing similarities and differences in their classmates. Students read a book about the great Rosa Parks and celebrate the unique attributes in everyone.
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 identify strengths, talents, and qualities unique to each person by creating posters.
Seventh graders, while brainstorming, compare/contrast statistics about different countries concerning population growth and religion. They assess a variety of media to include in their statistics. In the end, their studies guide them to appreciate the contributions and respect diversity that all countries make to the world daily.