Why Is Cultural Diversity a Positive Thing?

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From more empathetic individuals to greater tolerance in government, learners explore the benefits of a culturally diverse world through a series of collaborative, discussion-based activities. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • It may be important to have a discussion on why some might see cultural diversity as a negative thing, and to explore issues of racism and hatred in conjunction with this lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • This is the second lesson in a series of twelve on culture and cultural diversity. Learners should have explored the meaning of culture and defined it as a class before beginning this resource
  • After working with Resource Sheet One, remember to compare the conclusions you gather as a group to what class members initially defined as diversity and cultural diversity
Pros

  • Worksheets provided to support discussion and concept attainment
  • Several extension/follow-up ideas included
Cons

  • None
Common Core