1. Topic-
Stereotypes and Prejudice
2. Content-
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will be able to see how stereotypes and prejudices affect the world around them.
2. Students will be able to see how the way they treat those around them will affect their environment.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will be able to identify common stereotypes and prejudices found in our society today.
2. Students will be able to identify they have felt towards others.
3. Students will be able to identify how these stereotypes and prejudices affect their environment.
5. Materials and Aids-
Writing paper,
Flip Chart paper,
Teacher generated graphic organizer,
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. As an introduction, the instructor will speak to the class about how we are different and how those differences enrich our society.
2. Ask students to make a list of the differences that are obvious to the naked eye between the students in the classroom.

B. Development-

1. Show clips of movie scenes where a stereotype is depicted and ask students how they feel about the scene.
2. Discuss with students how stereotypes and prejudices negatively or positively affect our environment.

C. Practice-

1. Using the video, Ping Pong, have students gather into groups and distribute a teacher generated graphic organizer that students can use to identify what stereotype is being depicted.
2. Have students discuss their feelings regarding the stereotype and whether or not they agree with treating people this way is beneficial to society.

D. Independent Practice-

Have students write a personal experience where they have had to deal with stereotyping and prejudice.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

For ELL's that do not have enough proficiency to write a response to the writing prompt, students can provide a personal drawing depicting their experience.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Have students read their experiences and share how they reacted or felt during the situation.
2. Lower level ELLs can explain their picture.

G. Closure-

1. Present the class with a bag of balloons that have all been inflated with a stereotype or prejudice written on each.
2. Have students say how this stereotype negatively affects their environment and after their explanation, allow them to pop the balloon.
3. Provide each student with an deflated balloon and a marker and write the word diversity on it. Ask each one to say how diversity is an asset to the classroom and as each one shares a thought, allow them the opportunity to inflate the balloon.
7. Evaluation-
1. As students work in groups, walk around the room and take anecdotal notes as to how students are interacting with each other.
2. Using a rubric, determine how well students were able to express themselves in their writing pieces and or illustrations.

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