Understanding Diversity Teacher Resources

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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 3: Understanding Perspectives: Slavery—The People Could Fly

For Teachers 7th Standards
What makes stories powerful? That’s the question seventh-graders consider in a three-unit, eight-week module. Scholars analyze how Frederick Douglas, in his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, uses figurative language and word...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 3a: Understanding Perspectives: The Land of the Golden Mountain

For Teachers 6th Standards
How does an author’s culture influence their perspective and point of view? Moreover, how does an author’s purpose affect their point of view? These are the questions middle schoolers investigate in a three-unit module that uses works by...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 3b: Understanding Perspectives: Sustaining the Oceans

For Teachers 6th Standards
The topic of ocean conservation and the impact of human activities on ocean life is the focus of three units in Module 3B. The first unit challenges sixth graders to read Mark Kurlansky’s illustrated book, World without Fish: How Kids...
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Through Many Lenses: How are Countries Depicted By the Media

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students read various sources about a country to understand viewpoints about that country.  In this country lesson, students recognize that different sources portray different organizations differently.  Students compare how different...
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LESSON 6: Is There a Stone in My Soup? (K-2)

For Teachers K - 1st
Students plan a service project for students in their community, celebrating respect through understanding diversity, selflessness and cooperation.
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Understanding Ethnocentrism by Analyzing Map Projections

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop their geography skills as they analyze map projections. In this ethnocentrism lesson plan, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to draw maps and then analyze the projections they created for...
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I Am Special and You Are Special Too

For Teachers Pre-K
Pre-schoolers identify things that make them a special individual. In this diversity instructional activity, they read the book Little Gorilla and discuss ways they are special and unique. Children create a birthday party for "Little...
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From Sheep to Rug

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Ever wonder where wool comes from? How it is used to make a woven rug? Introduce the Native American craft of rug making to your preschool or kindergarten class with a discussion. Learners examine and discuss images of a Native American...
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Finding Meaning in the Badge

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Children who are three to five years old study two rank badges from the Qing dynasty to develop an understanding of social rank, language skills, and symbolism. The lesson is discussion-based and requires learners to compare and contrast...
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Past, Present and Future Through the Eyes of Long Jakes

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Even the littlest learners can become art historians if they have the right training. For the lesson, your preschoolers discuss the piece Long Jakes as they point out all the details they notice. They discuss what mountains and mountain...
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Native American Cultures Across the U.S.

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners examine how American Indians are represented in today's society. They read stories, analyze maps, and complete a chart and create an illustration about a specific tribe.
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Analyzing Intertidal and Deep Sea Vent Communities

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study how scientists measure diversity.  For this diversity lesson students look at marine communities and look at data to calculate diversity in 3 different ways.
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Introduction to Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop an understanding of natural selection, specifically, how it unfolds from generation to generation. They work in small groups to perform an experiment using beans. They use a worksheet imbedded in this plan to guide their...
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The Japanese Military Build-up

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars evaluate the state of Japan's military and their defense strategy under the current Shinzo Abe administration. They watch the film, 'The Raping of Nanking' and read "The Return of Japanese Militarism: Rising Sun" by Joshua...
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What is Equality and How Does it Affect Me?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the concept of civil rights and the ways in which Dr. Martin Luther Kind and others utilized non-violent protests to achieve their goals. They participate in a variety of discussion and role play activities during this...
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Creation Mythology

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners construct a map from geographic data and explain relationships found in the information. Students identify ancient beliefs and customs through Hawaiian creation myths while comparing similarities and differences and appreciating...
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Zoom-In: The Crucible

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze pictures of characters from The Crucible as they are presented in a PowerPoint presentation.  In this The Crucible lesson plan, students respond orally to each slide as the picture is revealed layer by layer.  Students...
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Building a Dichotomous Key

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze how a dichotomous key helps us explain and identify unknown organisms. They design and construct a dichotomous key, developing a list of three observable characteristics per organism.
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Seed Diversity

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students explore agriculture by researching different seeds. In this seed identification lesson, students collaborate in small groups to analyze a package of different seeds. Students utilize a magnifying glass to examine each seed...
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Reasons for Immigration

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore immigration and explain diverse cultures and customs.
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The Differences Among Us

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students compare cultures. For this writing skills lesson, students collaborate to chart the tradition and cultural beliefs of their classmates. Students use their finding to write comparative essays regarding the similarities and...
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Keep It Academic

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students study various methods to learn about religion in the classroom. In this religion study lesson, students read and visit links to learn about various ways of teaching religion in schools. Students learn the model world religion...
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Role Playing the Plague

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the impact of the plague. In this European history lesson plan, students listen to their instructors present information regarding the black death and then write letters regarding the plague from the perspective of...
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International Festival: Germany

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students complete several activities to learn about the German culture. For this German culture lesson, students read the 'Hansel and Gretel' story and create a paper gingerbread house. Students complete a matching game for the story....