Respect for Differences Teacher Resources
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All about Me!
Celebrate the uniqueness of your students with this character building instructional activity series. In order to learn about and appreciate diversity and individuality, children create All About Me books by cutting out and drawing pictures that represent their personal interests, family members, home environment, and local community before making a pledge to be respectful and responsible citizens.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling lesson uses a specific rape case to launch research into a discussion of the wider implications and consequences of recording, posting, and sharing sexual situations.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Getting to Know You
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.
Is There a Stone in My Soup?
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.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Fifth graders brainstorm what a relationship looks like in which both people respect each other. After completing a worksheet, they discuss the importance of respecting other beliefs. To end the lesson, they identify things they can do to respect others.
5th English Language Arts
First Person: Diversity in Video Gaming
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 about race and popular game characters, read about stereotyping, and research demographics.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Developing a Sense of Pride in Oneself and Respecting the Similarities and Differences of Others
Pupils 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 lesson.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History
Absolutism: A Concept Formation Lesson
Rather than just memorizing and regurgitating a definition, your young historians will determine on their own what critical attributes the concept of absolutism entails! This excellent lesson plan involves analysis of a period portrait of King Louis XIV of France, and then group work to review, analyze, and classify several different examples of absolute monarchs.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Culture and Environment: What's the Connection?
Seventh graders work in small groups and imagine they are on a field trip-and their plane crashes. No one is hurt, but students need to brainstorm resources they would need to survive. Each group develops a chart to record the differences between the groups.
7th Social Studies & History
New Review Is Climate Change Good for Us?
Is it really that big of a deal if the global climate undergoes a little change? Young environmentalists consider this very question as they discuss in small groups the impact of different climate change scenarios on their lives, their community, and the local ecosystem as a whole.
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Diversity in a Classroom
Students interview fellow classmates and create a bar-graph illustrating the unique diversity within a classroom. In this diversity lesson, students will explore unique differences and how they make the world a more interesting place to live in.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
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 from. Then, individuals choose one holiday or celebration to write a poem about.
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Controversial issues, are by definition, topics about which rational people disagree. The challenge is to conduct a discussion of these often emotionally charged topics in a respectful way. Introduce your class to the concept of a Structured Academic Controversy (SAC).
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
We Are All Special
Third graders study what makes each person special. They listen to an Aboriginal speaker share the Aboriginal culture and beliefs. They reflect on their faith and beliefs and how people should be treated. They discuss how to respect others and how they wish to be treated.
3rd Social Studies & History
Awareness of Cultural and Faith Traditions
Seventh graders investigate religious traditions. In this cultural diversity lesson, 7th graders conduct family interviews with families other than their own to learn about the heritage of their peers. Students report their findings to their classmates.
7th Social Studies & History
"Where is the Love?"
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 one point, a debate is held.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Understanding the Aboriginal Experience
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
LEAGUE: Learning to Give
Students explore the effects of human actions. In this respect and discrimination lesson, students read Thank You, Mr. Falker and identify the consequences of bullying and teasing. Students then relate personal experiences of hurt feelings and compliments to the story Leo, The Late Bloomer.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts