EQ: What is a stereotype?
BR: Poem: Respond to the poem in the warm-up section of your journal. What stood out to you? Why? How did it make you feel?
Create your own definition of the word "stereotype" and make a list of words using a tree thinking map that you have heard, used, or been called. I think we noticed that most stereotypes ARE negative or derogatory. TKAM is not about racial stereotypes. Rather, it's a way to break those stereotypes and to look beyond the judgments people make. People are not their skin color, religion, clothing, etc. They are a unique person with a heart and mind.
EQ: How does language change across generations?
● All words have denotation or dictionary definitions, but words change meaning over time because our connotations change. INotebook
● Read the non-fiction articles about the N-word. Mark the parts of the article that stood out to you. Check mark areas your agreed with, Star things that you didn't agree with, and question mark the things you didn't understand.
● Debate/Classroom discussion