Abstract: This is a lesson to help students understand themselves and others. They will discuss stereotypes, tolerance, fairness, culture, racism, etc. Role-play will allow students to put themselves into situations where they might be misunderstood or prejudged and to discuss their reactions with their classmates. Hopefully, students will become more aware of prejudices and stereotyping and learn to accept and respect themselves and others for their differences, not because of them.
Graphic organizers for the unit are the following:
Â·"Look at Me" graphic organizer
Â·"Look at Me" completed example organizer
Â·"Vocabulary Sheet for Prior Knowledge"
Â·Role Playing Situation Cards
Â·The Blind Man and the Elephant