Looking beyond First Impressions (5th Grade)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Fairness
Focus Question 

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

Unit Overview 

 First impressions of people can often lead to misunderstandings and unfair treatment of others. Using photographs, this lesson raises awareness of our tendency to judge others based on the appearance of a person. Learners reflect on the value of diversity and the necessity for more tolerance.

Service Experience 
Hold a public forum about a current human rights issue -- bullying in the school, gender equality, human trafficing, etc. Volunteer to tutor/assist a younger student or a special needs child Join or support an organization that promotes human rights Put up signs around school that raise awareness and encourage open-mindedness about differences making us stronger
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Looking beyond First Impressions (5th Grade)
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
3
4
5

First impressions of people can often lead to misunderstandings and unfair treatment of others. Using photographs, this lesson raises awareness of our tendency to judge others based on the appearance of a person. Learners reflect on the value of diversity and the necessity for more tolerance.