Prejudice, Generalization, and Stereotypes
Prejudices, Generalizations, and Stereotypes
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Ethics, Religion, and CulturePrimary EducationAge 10

This lesson contains 19 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.

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Prejudice, Generalization, and Stereotypes
Prejudices, Generalizations, and Stereotypes

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Goals for the Lesson 
  • Students will explain what a prejudice, a generalization, and a stereotype are
  • Students will differentiate between examples of a prejudice, a generalization, and a stereotype
  • Students will evaluate the need for prejudices, generalizations, and stereotypes 

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Are you familiar with the words Prejudice, Generalization, and Stereotype?
Not Yet
I have heard about them before
I know one or two of them
Yes, I know what a prejudice, a generalization and stereotype are

Slide 3 - Poll

On the next page, click the link to go to the Padlet and respond to the question. 

Slide 4 - Slide

Slide 5 - Link

  • Think for a minute: Have you ever seen someone and made a judgment about them without meeting them? 
  • If you answer yes, you've had a prejudice towards someone. 
  • Prejudice means a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
  • Often, prejudice is based on someone's race, gender, or ethnicity

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Prejudice Examples
  • Thinking that a girls isn't as smart as boys based on their gender
  • Not liking someone because they are a member of a certain religion 
  • Thinking an older person will be "lame"

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  • Generalization is the act of forming conclusions from a small amount of information
  • Generalizations can be true: all birds lay eggs
  • Or generalizations can be false: My sister likes painting, therefore all girls like to paint

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Girls are bad at video games
He is certainly the one who did it because he is the leader of his group

Slide 9 - Drag question

  • Stereotypes are an assumption about what someone will do or how they will behave based on their traits or what social groups they belong to, such as race.  

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Slide 11 - Video

Have you ever been stereotyped or seen someone be stereotyped?
What happened? How did you react?
How did it make you feel?

Slide 12 - Mind map

In your own words, explain what prejudices, generalizations, and stereotypes are

Slide 13 - Open question

Having a negative attitude toward people who are not born in the United States is an example of which?
A prejudice
A generalization
A stereotype

Slide 14 - Quiz

Return to Padlet
On the next page, return to the Padlet and reply to one of your peers' previous posts about what comes to their mind when they hear the words "prejudice, generalizations, and stereotypes". Expand on what they said  or add a new idea now that you have a better understanding of these terms 

We will discuss these posts next class.

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Slide 16 - Link

Evaluate the need for prejudices, generalizations, and stereotypes. Are they beneficial or disadvantageous? Justify your answers.

Slide 17 - Open question

How comfortable are you with the terms prejudice, generalization, and stereotype
I have no idea what they mean
I need some more practice and help
I know what they are
I understand what they are and examples of all three

Slide 18 - Poll

Do you have any specific questions about the lesson you want me to address?

Slide 19 - Open question