No More Hate and Fear—Spread the Word!

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

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

Unit Overview 

Students become aware of the nature of prejudice and the positive nature of cultural differences. Learners apply knowledge of prejudice and cultural uniqueness by teaching these concepts to younger children.

Service Experience 
The experiential component is a service-learning project designed to teach younger children about the causes of prejudice and the need for cultures to learn about and understand each other. The learners will produce their own books, songs, raps, skits, etc. They will present/perform their products to younger children.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
No More Hate and Fear—Spread the Word!
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

This lesson will focus learners' attention on the need to recognize and prevent (or find solutions to) prejudice based on cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, economic, age, social, ability or religious differences.

Unit: 
No More Hate and Fear—Spread the Word!
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

Learners will identify elements of cultural differences found in picture books about children in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and minority groups in North America. They will also identify one difference they can celebrate in some way, such as the fun or expediency of doing a common task in a different way or seeing the beauty of a different style.