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164 resources with the keyterm stereotypes

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Exploring Stereotypes in Huck Finn

For Students 8th - 9th
After reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, present these questions to your middle or high schoolers. There are six questions in total; each focuses on the issue of stereotypes in relation to slavery. How is it represented and...
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Games of Strength, Endurance and Stamina

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners explore and discuss importance of strength, endurance, and stamina in Native American culture, practice skills such as back push, bench reach, muskox fight, one-and-two-foot high kick, and high kick stand, and monitor, improve,...
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Urban Legends

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Irony, hyperbole, and other rhetorical devices are at play in this presentation about urban legends. Several examples of urban legends help to clarify the analysis, making it valuable for those who have a hard time wrapping their mind...
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Examining Stereotypes

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars 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...
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Explore Cultural Diversity Through Art

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Explore cultural diversity and build tolerance. Learners view art representing various cultures by Canadian painters. (Adapt with images or artists that reflect your demographics.) The class creates a collage or mural depicting cultural...
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Beyond Black and White

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students critically examine the portrayal of minorities in video games and other forms of entertainment and assess the role of racial stereotyping. They keep a log of media minority portrayals and respond to their findings.
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Hip Hop Artists Lessons

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are introduced to a variety of hip-hop music artists and their religious affliation. In groups, they read articles about how their religion affects the type of music they make. They identify the biases they have in regards to...
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Energy Crisis: Then and Now

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Using political cartoons, scholars analyze the energy crisis of the 1970s and '80s, comparing and contrasting it to current tensions with oil. Display the 6 cartoons (linked) to the class, and demonstrate analysis using the worksheet...
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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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Immigration

For Teachers 8th - 12th
This 3-day immigration study draws on historical trends and current events. A worksheet accompanies initial research on one group's U.S. immigration history, giving opportunity for collaborative learning through sharing findings. Groups...
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Clothing-Based Bias

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students investigate stereotypes attached to clothing. In this teaching tolerance activity students explore how the way someone dresses can influence other people's perception of that person. Students discuss what groups of people might...
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It Ain't Necessarily So

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine characterization of African Americans in literature, popular culture, and opera. In this stereotypes lessons, students conduct research that requires them to analyze the origins and content of stereotypes perpetuated...
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Night Lesson Plan: Stereotypes and Scapegoats

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners read the novel Night by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel and complete related activities. In this novel analysis instructional activity, students prompt write and discuss the answers. Learners take notes on stereotypes and...
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THE GOOD AND THE BADDE: ARE STEREOTYPES A PERFECT FIT?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine stereotypes of women from The Good and the Badde in juxtaposition with the female characters in The Taming of the Shrew. Through this exercise, students locate evidence from the text of the play to support or...
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To Kill A Mockingbird Role Play: A Maycomb Pig Pickin'

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders alleviate confusion about characters in this novel by participating in a role play activity. They further discuss point of view, theme, and stereotypes.
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Modern Minstrelsy: Exploring Racist Stereotypes in Literature and Life

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Satires may be designed to expose a bias to ridicule but if misunderstood can they reinforce that bias? Langston Hughes poem, “Minstrel Man” opens a discussion of racist stereotypes, the minstrel tradition, and the musical, “The...
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Images of Learning: Secondary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Make your scholars more aware of stereotypical portrayals in film and television. Discuss the definition of "stereotypes" and how they are used to present a story. High schoolers look at specific television shows and complete a chart...
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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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HIV and AIDS: Rights & Responsibilities

For Teachers 8th
Address myths and stereotypes surrounding HIV and AIDS in this lesson plan. Students discuss how the disease is transmitted, how to properly apply a condom, and how to handle real life situations. Note: A number of extension activities,...
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Keep Your English Up to Date: Chav

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Take a look at linguistics and stereotypes in Great Britian with a word study of "chav." Learners find out what terms are pejoratives and what they are meant to convey. Geared toward British culture, study the ever-changing English...
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Women's Roles in World War Two

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students explore the various roles of women in the armed forces and their experiences at work. They discuss stereotypes of men and women during World War Two. They read extracts of stories from World War Two in small groups and report...
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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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Stereotypes, Profiling and Character Types

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore student psychology by completing an essay writing assignment. In this stereotypes lesson, students listen to a lecture based upon the different "types" people in society are classified as. Students define "connectors",...
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Diversity - Grade 9

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders consider the diversity of the First Nations cultures in Canada. In this cultural diversity instructional activity, 9th graders research the cultural groups of the First Nations and share their findings with their classmates.