Challenge a Stereotype Activity

Looking for easy-to-implement social and emotional learning activities for your classroom? These mini-lessons may be mini in size, but deliver a big impact.

Activity: Stereotyping is a common occurrence that we may not even be aware of. This Mini-Lesson invites students to reflect on why stereotypes need to be challenged, and how to start challenging them. Compassionately challenging stereotypes is a true, brave, and small act of kindness with ourselves and/or with others! If your students need a more complete introduction to stereotypes, consider starting with ThinkGive’s “What is a Stereotype” Mini-Lesson.

Themes: Social Responsibility, Empathy, Inclusion

Grades: 6-8

Time: 30 minutes

Essential Questions: Why do stereotypes need to be challenged? How can we challenge stereotypes?

Student Action: Students practice identifying and challenging stereotypes. This can be challenging and often requires brave actions that are honest and compassionate.

Program Connections: This activity has been modified from a lesson in our ThinkGive Middle School Program. Want to learn more? Visit Our Programs page.

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