Middle School Anti-Bias Lesson
Middle School history teacher, created “Tolerance Tuesdays,” where he
takes ten minutes at the beginning of history class to show his
students images and stories from diversity-related current events from
around the world. He asks his students to share their reactions and
questions and to relate the topics to their own lives. His students
have become so excited about Tolerance Tuesdays that they want to begin
more classes this way each week, and they now bring their own diversity
topics in for discussion.
Monika Johnston, Middle School
history teacher, highlighted the stereotypes of black people prevalent
throughout the Great Migration during a study of the New Negro Movement
and the Harlem Renaissance. She asked her students to compare these
stereotypes to ones they are familiar with today, and their discussion
helped her students to make important connections between the history
they were learning and the legacy of racism today.