Lesson Plan

Dolls Are Us

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Representation matters! A lesson examines the looks of dolls and discusses whether the design is inclusive or not. Scholars create a paper doll representing a characteristic about themselves or highlights another diverse quality. Learners write a persuasive essay to a toy company urging them to add diversity to their collection.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Pay close attention to how individuals talk about themselves; encourage positive self-talk, and take necessary steps for those that have a problem doing so
Classroom Considerations
  • Pictures of dolls look best copied in color
  • Materials include supplies for making paper dolls
Pros
  • Highlights companies that have shifted their production to more representation in their products
Cons
  • None