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Stereotypes Lesson and Activities for In Person or Virtual Learning


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This Teaching Tolerance aligned lesson is about understanding stereotypes and the harm they cause. It’s an important skill on its own and also a first step towards being able to identify and stand up to injustices. It focuses on what are stereotypes and examples of common stereotypes, why stereotypes are harmful, and reflecting on stereotypes about one’s self and how they are wrong.
The lesson includes:
•21 Slide presentation to guide discussion and activities with suggested scripting for each slide
•Independent reflection activities: printable worksheets & interactive Google Slides™
•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
•Student pre/post survey
This was created as either a stand-alone lesson or the third 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: Teaching Tolerance’s Social Justice Anchor Standards (Justice), 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 3rd-6th 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 and PC compatible with a Google Sides™ link included in the lesson plan. The presentation is NOT editable, although slides can be hidden or deleted.


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What others are saying...

“My students loved this resource. I showed it on the SmartBoard and discussed the popular stereotypes. They were all so eager to raise their hands because they had ideas and opinions to share! The illustrations were beautiful and it was a very engaging presentation.”

“My students loved this resource. I found it simple and easy to use. All of my students understood what was being taught and seemed very engaged in discussions.”

“This was a wonderful resource to use during our week of learning about perspective and stereotypes. Thank you so much! The students were so engaged and have a much better understanding of stereotypes.”