A lesson on stereotypes and snap judgments Help students explore and reflect upon their snap perceptions of others and show how stereotypes can limit receptivity. Grades: 6 and upTime: 20-30 minutes Related IHE Resources: Alien in the Ethical Universe, A Moment in Your ShoesRead more »
What Should You Do When You Feel Prejudice Against Others?
Feeling prejudice against someone because of their race is pretty foreign to me, but this past weekend I was blindsided by a tsunami of my own prejudice. My husband and I had finished a walk in Acadia National Park near where we live, and I heard a group of people speaking Russian – a language I’ve studied,…Read more »
Tips for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books
by Marsha Rakestraw Stories are a powerful tool. They teach us about the world and ourselves; they influence our values; and they help shape our worldview. With children’s books, we’re usually looking for a good story to share with our children. Less often are we paying much attention to the kinds of messages those stories…Read more »
Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves
by Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards NAEYC, 2010 184 pgs How we set the tone about anti-bias in our classrooms and learning centers can influence the entire year — and possibly the whole of children’s lives. Children learn at an early age about differences in race, gender, ability, economic situation, sexual orientation, culture, and more,…Read more »