This introductory lesson deals with the issue of race and discrimination. Through the use of picture books, students will see the injustice of judging others on the basis of race.
Picture books are a great way to introduce students to a topic and give them background knowledge. The narrative style, selective vocabulary, and real world setting helps students identify with the topic on a meaningful way.
This lesson can be the beginning of a discussion on how people SHOULD treat each other compared to how people DO treat each other. The level of discussion can be adjusted to fit the grade level.