Lesson Plan

Prejudice, Polygons, and Bringing Themes to Action

Students use interactive website, their own in class reading, and Adobe Voice to create a call to action to do more than merely tolerate those different from ourselves.
Sara J.
Classroom teacher
Fort Bend ISD
Sugar Land, TX
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
Objectives

Students will be able to...

Analyze themes in a piece of literature

Make connections across text to other media

Create a video to persuade others to demand diversity, not just tolerate those different from ourselves

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 6 - 12
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Before lesson

Activity: Reading

Students read text that deals with the subject of prejudice (ex: Holocaust Memoir or Civil Rights historical fiction)

2 Students begin Parable of the Polygon

 

1.     In order to keep students from falling behind, set a timer for the sections and verbally review data and Have students use dictionary.com to look up bias and have students determine the definition that is most connected to the reading they have done. 

2.     Students begin Parable of the Polygon

3.     In order to keep students from falling behind, set a timer for the sections and verbally review data and trends

4.     The main focus is on demanding diversity as opposed to just being tolerant 

3 Persuasive Video

1.     In small groups or partners, students make connections bwteeen the lesson learned from the parable, their text, and the real world.

2.     Students determine a call to action that correlates to a theme from the text and the parable.

3.     Students create an Adobe Voice video using "Promote an idea"