Find the Value in Differences with Lessons in Tolerance and Diversity
As an educator working with young people you exert a powerful influence on their lives, helping them to develop tolerance for differences and an appreciation of diversity. Lessons in Tolerance and Diversity provides you with easy to use, proactive experiences that encourage harmony and lessen conflict among your students. This becomes increasingly more important among diverse populations. Through a variety of experiential activities you'll make meaningful strides in promoting understanding, tolerance and helping your students appreciate people different from themselves.
Each impactful activity provides you with a list of discussion questions designed to stimulate critical thinking, ethical reasoning and dialogue. The benefits of each activity are maximized when students are given the opportunity to talk about the experience, verbalize their insights and make connections to events and conditions in their lives. Additionally, many activities are accompanied by enjoying reproducible experience sheets which promote awareness and reflection.
As a bonus, lessons In Tolerance and Diversity conclude with a section containing 20 Sharing Circle topics – an ideal tool for promoting tolerance and respect for differences. The Sharing Circle structure, procedure and rules assure every participant equal time, equal consideration, and equal respect and, as implies in the title, Sharing Circles are conducted in Circles, an arrangement which gives every member a position of equality and creates face to face dialogue.
Lessons in Tolerance and Diversity is a must-have guide for all who want to encourage tolerant attitudes among young people. It includes high-interest activities, stimulating discussions, reproducible experience sheets and Sharing Circles all designed to teach students to: