Young scholars analyze then sort a given list of words by selected categories about stereotypes. They complete a list of activities then write their opinion about national stereotypes to present to the class.
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Exploring Stereotypes in Huck Finn
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...
8th - 9th English Language Arts
Exploring Relationships through Expectations and Stereotypes
Students consider the existence of stereotypes in their personalities. For this cultural diversity lesson, students examine personal relationships they are part of and respond to questions about those relationships through journal...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Gender Roles: Exposing Stereotypes
A series of activities help middle- and high-schoolers identify and explore gender stereotypes and how they can lead to violence and abuse. Use think-pair-share to activate whole class brainstorming about what it means to "be a man" and...
8th - 9th 21st Century Skills
The Impact of Gender Role Stereotypes
One of three lessons on gender stereotype, this resource from the Media Awareness Network discusses the violence that is inflicted on men and women as they try to live up to the stereotypes of their gender. The section on women focuses...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Modern Minstrelsy: Exploring Racist Stereotypes in Literature and Life
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...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Generalizations: How Accurate Are they?
Work together to evaluate the accuracy of generalizations. Examine the effects of cultural stereotyping based on generalizations. Students will engage in a class discussion aimed at answering the question, "What are some ways we can...
6th - 11th Social Studies & History
Challenging Stereotypes: A New Look at Old Age
Combine a lesson on the elderly with grammar instruction. Before viewing a series of provided video clips, class members brainstorm a list of words related to senior citizens and organize these words into categories that correspond with...
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed