lesson 05 stereotypes activity and whole class discussion
This assignment is interactive and participative. This assignment touches on topics that are controversial and difficult. As part of your participation, it is your responsibility to permit all members of the class to share their opinions freely, to be themselves and to feel safe. Each student should feel free to hold his opinion without pressure from others to change it or fear of being attacked for holding those opinions. However, each student should also be aware that his or her opinions might have an impact on others, so we should be professional, courteous, and share our experiences and feelings in a way that allows us to learn from each other in a supportive learning community.
On your own, write down three adjectives that come to your mind for each of the groups listed below. In the last three rows of the table, add three new groups to which you may belong, or that youâ€™ve heard of, and complete the same activity, adding three adjectives for each group. Then complete the questions that are provided below the table.
Copy and paste the following table into a “New Post” to fill in the “Three Adjectives” column.
African American Men
People with learning disabilities
|Asians (Filipinos, Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, you can choose specific group(s))|
|Stay at home moms|
|People who live in rural areas|
|Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals|
|Latinos (you can choose specific group(s) Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, etc.)|
|African American Women|
|People who are Pro-Choice|
|People who are Pro-Life|
|Persons with Disabilities|
BY SATURDAY at 12 pm (EST):
- Post your adjective list: Was it easy or difficult to categorize? Why? If you categorized groups only positively why did you do so? (Discuss the words used in each category, which ones were easy or difficult and why it was difficult in approximately 500 words). Discuss the importance of overcoming labels and stereotypes.