Students 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 Relationships through Expectations and Stereotypes
High schoolers consider the existence of stereotypes in their personalities. In 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
What Are the Possible Causes of Cultural Misunderstanding?
Why do cultural misunderstandings happen? What causes stereotypes, and what is dangerous about them? After viewing some possible explanations to these questions provided by young adults around the world, your learners will discuss how...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Images of Learning: Secondary
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. Students look at specific television shows and complete a chart recording...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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
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
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
Challenging Stereotypes: A New Look at Old Age
Combine a lesson plan 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...
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed