the cluster of stories from these students. Think
about the different teacher behaviors that had a
positive impact on the students below.
K-12 Stories: Questions/Activities
1. Which of the stories about prejudice-reducing
touched you most deeply? Select 4 stories and talk
they (will) affect you as a teacher of children.
2. Spend some time in the hallways, corridors, recess
lunch areas of your school/s. Are children calling one
names? Is so, what are the most common names you hear?
you see any other examples of prejudice/discrimination in
3. Read Responding
to Hate-Motivated Behavior in
Look at the school rules where you presently teach. Do
reflect a belief in justice and respect for all people?
do you feel are the most important to have (and
4. Read A
World of Difference Pledge.
Write your own personal
pledge to your students.
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Prejudice-Building K-12 Stories: Questions &
1. What were some of the prejudices in the stories you
Read Chris' story again. Then read Causes
learn anything that changed your own thinking?
2. Read Media
Influences & Self-Image.
Identify at least 2 TV
shows, books, magazines, films, etc. that present
views of various groups of people. What are the
portrayed in your examples?
3. Visit What
to Tell Your Child about Prejudice and
Select one of the following child comments and
provide a response that would help that child be less
"If you like to dance, you must be a fag."
"Old people are mean."
"People who smoke are stupid."
"Poor people are lazy."
"Rich people are snobs."
Can Parents Do about
. Select one
item from the list and give several examples of ways
might also help at school.
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