The purpose of this lesson is to help students identify stereotypes and to know how to avoid them. I use a variety of commercials and advertisements to show various stereotypes.
The four categories of stereotypes addressed in this lesson are:
- gender stereotypes
- personal stereotypes (jock, nerd, blonde, etc.)
- professional stereotypes (librarian, cop, lawyer, etc.)
- racial stereotypes (focus is on: African-American, white, Native American Indian, and Native Alaskan)