Lesson Plan

Implicit Bias

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Everyone has biases, both explicit—ones we are aware of—and implicit—ones we are unaware of. High schoolers learn the differences between explicit and implicit bias in a short activity where pupils watch a short video, read articles about the topic, and write about their own experiences with implicit bias. Finally, learners share one takeaway from the activity.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lesson to launch a study of biases, both implicit and explicit
  • Conclude the lesson by having class members watch the second video in the series and then audit their encounters and friends as suggested in the video
Classroom Considerations
  • A classroom culture must be in place that permits an open, safe, respectful conversation about this sensitive topic
  • Researchers require access to devices with internet
  • Copies and a projector for the video are needed
  • The activities make participants more aware of their own biases and the effects of implicit and explicit biases on others
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Common Core