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Teaching Tolerance for Diversity

Life Skills:

  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
6 class periods that run 45 minutes each.

Group Size:
Small Groups


 

Summary:
This unit is about teaching tolerance and acceptance of all people. Students will participate in several activities that promote these characteristics. These activities are appropriate for upper elementary grades.

Materials:

  • When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson, Pamela Munoz Ryan
  • Key Vocabulary list
  • Graph paper and pencils for crossword puzzle
  • Matching game and cards
  • Listening station set up with "Ebony and Ivory" (McCartney & Wonder")
  • Computer station of 4 computers
  • Markers, pencils and paper to complete quilt and unique torso projects and worksheets
  • 6 Copies of poems, poetry and menu plan worksheets, and Flatland stories
  • Access to Appleworks and/or Microsoft Word
  • 6 sets of People Tag activity

Attachments

Web Sites

Background For Teachers:
Teachers need to be familiar with the civil rights time period and people associated with it.

Student Prior Knowledge:
Students need to be aware of the diversity in people around them.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to recognize and appreciate the uniqueness of people by participating in interdisciplinary activities.

Instructional Procedures:

Attachments

Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Gifted Strategies: Students do their own research and add to the list of people who influenced civil rights.

Extensions:
Promote tolerance activities throughout the year.

Assessment Plan:
Student work will be evaluated using the associated rubric.

Rubric:

Bibliography:
When Marian Sang:The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pamela Munoz Ryan

Author:
SARAH HERRON
VALERIE ALLEN
JAN SHREEVE

Created Date :
Jul 19 2004 14:30 PM

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