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Stereotypes

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by Sarah Sahr | 04 Feb 2013
Resource Description: One of the biggest perks of being a TESOL professional is getting to know people from all around the world. In doing so, whether we like it or not, we sometimes start to generalize characteristics of a certain group of people. If we are not careful, these generalizations can turn into unjustified stereotypes. In creating a classroom dialogue around stereotypes, this lesson helps students look at both the positive and negative connotations found in stereotypes.
Audience: Adult, Secondary
Audience Language Proficiency: Intermediate
Duration: 50–65 minutes
Language Skill: Speaking
Content Area: Social Studies
Objective(s): Students will be able to differentiate between positive and negative stereotypes.
Students will be able to discuss cultural differences based on classroom stereotypes.
Outcome(s): Students will write adjectives describing various regional people.
Students will build a list of positive and negative stereotypes.
Procedure: See attached
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