Diverse Community: Who Is My Neighbor? (6-8)

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Global
Focus Question 

 What is a world citizen's responsibility to promote and advocate for justice and kindness? 

Unit Overview 

Using a variety of activities, students examine the meaning of and examples of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. Students work in groups to propose ways to help reduce stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.

Service Experience 
Students write and sign a pledge to reduce these issues locally and globally. They make a plan to promote awareness of stereotypes and discrimination and the importance of hearing all voices in a community and respect their right to be heard.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Diverse Community: Who Is My Neighbor? (6-8)
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

Through an activity with differently wrapped gifts, students examine the meaning of stereotype and prejudice. They discuss the importance of respecting diverse voices to avoid stereotyping and prejudice.

Unit: 
Diverse Community: Who Is My Neighbor? (6-8)
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students examine the meaning of and examples of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. They reflect on ways that stereotypes develop and have the potential to turn into discrimination.

Unit: 
Diverse Community: Who Is My Neighbor? (6-8)
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

Using a variety of activities, students examine the meaning of and examples of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. They work in groups to propose ways to help reduce stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.