Exploring Diversity in a Classroom

Grade Level
Essential Question
  • What makes us who we are?
  • Do the ways we identify ourselves change over time?
  • Do the ways we present our identities change depending on where we are or the people we are with?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of belonging to multiple identity groups?
  • Why might people not feel safe to express all their identities?
  • How are people similar to and different from each other?
  • How do communities become diverse?
  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • How does privilege shape the lives of individuals and groups?
  • How do bias and prejudice undermine equal rights?
Teaching Strategies
Student Tasks
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