The essay prompts in this editable assignment were developed to build on Shawneen Morrison’s Culture, Diversity, Equality, Prejudice and Tolerance lesson (also available at TpT). However, a vocabulary list from the foundational lesson is included here in case the essay prompts are desired for stand-alone use. Eighteen essay prompts lead students to analyze and articulate the origins, impacts, and modern manifestations of prejudice, discrimination, privilege, inequality, cultural identity, intolerance, racism and sexism. Students can work on a chosen topic independently, as a group, in class, or as homework. Because students generally have very strong opinions about the essay prompts, allowing class time for discussion or debate provides a valuable opportunity to delve deeper into the content and to hone written and verbal skills. Alternatively, the essay prompts can be used as a guide for class discussion rather than as a written assignment. References to Common Core applications when used as essay prompts or as a class discussion guide are included.
Included in this lesson:
⇒THREE PHRENOLOGY DIAGRAMS ILLUSTRATING THE DISCREDITED THEORY THAT CHARACTER AND INTELLEGENCE ARE DETERMINED BY THE SHAPE OF THE HEAD
⇒A COMPLETE VOCABULARY AND DEFINITION GUIDE
⇒EIGHTEEN PROVOCATIVE ESSAY PROMPTS
⇒COMMON CORE ALIGNMENT WHEN USED AS ESSAYS PROMPTS
⇒COMMON CORE ALIGNMENT WHEN USED FOR CLASS DISCUSSION OR DEBATE
⇒THIS LESSON IS FULLY EDITABLE
The full Culture, Diversity, Equality, Prejudice and Tolerance lesson is designed to increase awareness of modern racism and prejudice. It can be previewed at:
CULTURE, DIVERSITY, EQUALITY, PREJUDICE, AND TOLERANCE
For a fun global cultural demographics activity see:
WORLD GEOGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION: CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND WEALTH DISPARITY
For an engaging investigation of hostile racism try:
SLAVERY SIMULATION - HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL
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