This Learning for Justice aligned lesson is about understanding diversity and differences. It focuses on having commonalities despite our differences, differences and diversity as wonderful parts of our unique selves and world, and talking about differences in rude vs. respectful ways.
The lesson includes:
•38 slide presentation to guide discussion and activities with suggested scripting for each slide
•Independent and cooperative reflection activities
•Recommended book companion list
•Editable parent letter to send home after the lesson explaining the purpose and content of the lesson
•Follow-up discussion questions printable
This was created as either a stand-alone lesson or the second lesson in a series building up to and working to develop knowledge and skills around social justice.
*You may wish to expand this into two lessons, depending on how much time you have, especially if you incorporate a book*
It is aligned to: Justice for Learning’s Social Justice Anchor Standards, the American School Counseling Association’s Mindsets & Behaviors, and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) Core Competencies.
This resource is listed for grades 1st-3rd grades but you know your students best! I recommend thoroughly looking over the preview to decide if this resource is developmentally appropriate for your students.
The presentation is MAC, PC, and Google Sides™ compatible. The presentation is NOT editable, although slides can be hidden or deleted.