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Lemon Exercise in Stereotyping

Grade Level Grades K-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan


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This lesson in stereotyping was used as a “kick-off” to a unit called “Citizenship Denied” which included a variety of sub-topics including The Civil Rights Movement in the US, Apartheid in South Africa, The Holocaust in WW2 Europe, but there is no shortage, unfortunately, of other groups of citizens in the present and throughout history who have been denied their full rights.  It was used with 8th grade students, but it can easily be adapted to both elementary and high school students.

Source: The Anti-Defamation League of the B’Nai Brith, adapted by Tina Yalen, NBCT Retired, Early Adolescence Social Studies/History

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Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
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4 Reviews
Love this idea. I can not wait to try it.
Bryan Jochumson
June 10, 2021
It could be used for K-12.
Susan Youssofi
January 17, 2019
In what grade would you do this lesson?
Kait F
January 16, 2019
Fatima Whitaker
October 25, 2018
Great lesson! What a way to engage students!
January 07, 2017