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This lesson will help your students appreciate diversity
Title – Appreciating Diversity
By – Denise Reese
Primary Subject – Social Studies
Grade Level – 4th-5th grade
UNIT/LESSON PLAN SUMMARY: Students will develop recognition of differences and similarities in objects and how that transfers to people and relates to our relationships with each other.
SUBJECT: Elementary guidance
STUDENT OBJECTIVE/LEARNING OUTCOMES: Show skills in recognizing differences in others and using tolerance to relate to others
- 1) Give all students the same object such as a peanut (in shell), an apple, a banana, etc. that has similarities and differences.
- 2) Have students (get to know) their object by observing it carefully.
- 3) Have students put their object on a table.
- 4) Mix them up and then have students one by one come and pick out their object.
- 5) Discuss how the students recognized their object.
- 6) Discuss how people have similarities and differences.
- 7) Give some scenarios of when students encounter each other (in the hall, lunchroom, after school, etc.) and possible situation where students could have a problem or potential embarrassing circumstance.
- 8) Have students role-play positive ways of responding to others who may be different.
TIME NEEDED: 45 minutes -1 hour
PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS: none
- objects such as peanuts, apples, etc.
- scenarios typed out to role-play (or this could be done verbally)
ASSESSMENTS: Discussion and appropriate role-play
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