Respecting Diversity: The Road To Tolerance
Learners explore the issues of religious diversity through an overview of three religious groups and completing a service project, the goal of which will be to teach other learners the value of diversity and being tolerant of others.
Learners will define prejudice, bias, racism, and stereotype so that they will have the necessary skills to analyze the effects these attitudes have on society. Learners will identify how acts of philanthropy worked to defeat bias, prejudice, racism or stereotyping.
This lesson will focus on recognizing and examining learners perceptions of others, differences and prejudices. Prejudice is a learned behavior with fear and lack of knowledge at its root. Learners will discover how prejudices are learned and will be able to demonstrate how prejudice endangers and limits society. The learner will gain strategies to become more accepting and understanding of others for the common good in a civil society.
This lesson will explore historical and existing religious prejudices using a variety of texts and media research instruments. Understanding of religious persecution will be learned through the experiences of Jewish people, gypsies, Catholics and the mentally and physically challenged, leading up to and during the Holocaust