Stereotypes vs. Statistics (Grades 9-12)

What is a common stereotype people may think about you; is it true? Using a thought-provoking lesson, high schoolers analyze common stereotypes of the Latino-American population versus statistical data. Scholars review data and have the opportunity to discuss the issue of  stereotypes as well as complete writing activities.  

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use in conjunction with a unit on immigration or ethnic diversity or during Hispanic Heritage Month 
  • Hold a class discussion on tolerance and how stereotypes affect everyone
Classroom Considerations
  • The theme of immigration and ethnicity may be sensitive for some students 
  • Link for the graphic organizer is located in the Stereotypes vs. Statistics Lesson for grades 4-8
Pros
  • Provides several links to statistical data
  • Offers opportunities for students to analyze data and discuss it in a group setting
Cons
  • The lesson plan does not provide a direct link for the graphic organizer