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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


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.


  • 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


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:


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

Promote tolerance activities throughout the year.

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


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


Created Date :
Jul 19 2004 14:30 PM

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