Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

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Do people live up to (or down to) stereotypes? After reading a short article describing the results of two studies about stereotype-based expectations, class members use the provided discussion questions to launch a discussion of stereotyping and prejudice.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask individuals to journal about the stereotyping they have experienced, or someone they know has experienced, identifying the attitudes and behaviors others expected of them and their response to these assumptions
Classroom Considerations

  • The discussion prompted by the article requires a classroom environment where controversial issues may be discussed safely and respectfully
  • A link to additional resources with related themes is provided below
Pros

  • The article explores the results of both racial and gender-based stereotyping
Cons

  • None
Common Core