SEL Activity: Challenge a Stereotype

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Activity: Stereotyping is a human tendency that we may not even be aware of. This SEL Activity invites students to reflect on why it is important to challenge stereotypes, and how they can start challenging them. If students need a more complete introduction to stereotypes, consider starting with ThinkGive’s SEL Activity: What is a Stereotype?

SEL Core Competencies: Social awareness, responsible decision-making, self-management, social engagement

Grades: 6-8

Time: 30 minutes

Essential Questions: Why is it important to challenge stereotypes? How can we challenge stereotypes?

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

Program Connections: This activity has been modified from a lesson in our ThinkGive Middle School programs. To learn more, visit our PROGRAMS page.

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