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Title: Diversity Technology Project


1
Diversity Technology Project
Joe Miller Heather Thompson Erik Will Mike Yane
2
Table of Contents
  • General
  • Resources
  • Age
  • Belief System/Religion
  • Class
  • Exceptionalities
  • Disabilities
  • Gender
  • Language
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Sexual Orientation

3
General Diversity
4
Employment Discrimination
  • Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination
    Questions and Answers found on this website.

5
Centre For Cultural Policy
  • This is a place that offers information on
    different policies for different cultures

6
Inclusion
  • Inclusion into regular classrooms is growing
    every year
  • It is important to know how inclusion works
    within a school system

7
Financial Aid Resources
  • Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major
    forms of student financial aid available through
    the federal Student Financial Assistance
    Programs.

8
General Activities
9
Activities For General
  • Discrimination
  • Have students fill out job applications and there
    are only five positions available.
  • Give three free passes.
  • Students will see that the free passes are not
    fair because their resumes may be better.

10
Cultural Policy
  • Separate class into to groups.
  • Assign each group a specific culture
  • Have groups interact with each others cultures.
  • Notice cultural differences.

11
Inclusion
  • Have students close their eyes and try to
    function in the classroom
  • The students will be able to understand students
    with disabilities

12
School Funding
  • Make students watch video on school funding.
  • This will allow students to understand
    differences between schools.

13
Financial Aid
  • Separate class into a class systems
  • Make sure students understand that financial aid
    is available for almost everybody
  • Give money to the class that is poor.

14
Teaching Resources
15
Teaching Tolerance
  • Teaching tolerance is a national project helping
    teachers foster equity

16
Diversity Training University
  • This organization wants to provide skills that
    will educate people about diversity.
  • Click on their head quarters to learn more.

17
Gentle Teaching Approach
  • Non-violence approach for helping children with
    special needs.

18
Pathways to School Improvement
  • Schools need to improve yearly to keep up with
    the technology in society today

19
Faculty Connection
  • Designed to assist faculty of post-secondary
    institutions in becoming familiar with issues

20
Teaching Activities
21
Teaching Activities
  • Have students argue about a topic and allow for
    heated conversation.
  • Make sure students notice the thoughts that go
    through their mind.
  • Hate crimes are not acceptable

22
Diversity Training
  • Have students listen to a guest speaker and take
    notes.
  • At the end, see if they are ready to accept
    diversity and not be bias.

23
Gentle Teaching
  • Have students act out the role of an educator.
  • Let students act out while peer is trying to
    teach them
  • Students will understand the idea of gentle
    teaching.

24
School Improvement
  • Have students use old classroom materials
    (computers) do not let them use the internet.
  • By the end of the day the students will beg for
    school to constantly be upgraded.

25
Faculty Connection
  • Have a guest speaker come in to discuss the
    issues that are important in the area of school
    teachers

26
Age Discrimination
27
Senior Citizens
  • Students will use website to learn more about
    Older Americans Month
  • They will learn about Administration on Aging and
    their goals
  • Click the picture for more information

28
How Seniors Live
  • Students will visit an assisted living site to
    learn more about a senior citizens way of life.

29
Teenagers
  • Students will use website to learn about the
    issues teenagers are dealing with today.
  • Click the picture for more information

30
Abstinence
  • Students will learn learn about the importance of
    waiting to have sex
  • Students will listen to guest speaker on the
    effects of pre-marital sex

31
Teenage Pregnancy
  • Students will learn about the seriousness of
    teenage pregnancy
  • Click the picture for more information

32
Teenage Pregnancy Simulation
  • Students will understand the responsibility of
    taking care of a child
  • The egg will simulate a child and students will
    be fully responsible for its well-being

33
Missing and Exploited Children
  • Students will use website to learn about the
    missing the exploited children program
  • Click picture for more information

34
What if you were missing?
  • Students will draw a picture of themselves and
    paste it onto a milk carton to simulate what it
    would be like if they were missing

35
Children Now
  • Students will learn about the Children Now
    Organization
  • They will discover how the organization helps to
    establish the well-being of children in America
  • Click picture for more information

36
Children Across the Country
  • Students will each choose a state and make a
    graph of their states report card on the
    well-being of children

37
Beliefs
38
Middle Eastern Religions
  • Students will learn about the different religions
    in the Middle East
  • Click the picture for more information

39
Wars over Religion
  • Each student will choose a middle-eastern country
    and report to the class on its religion
  • Students will notice how many religions spread
    over state boundaries and why there are so many
    conflicts in the area

40
What if there was no God?
  • Students will learn about atheist beliefs
  • Click picture for more information

41
No God?
Students will find a famous person who claims to
be an atheist and report their findings to the
class
42
Religious Tolerance
  • Students will discuss the importance of religious
    tolerance and how it keeps the world at peace
  • Click the picture for more information

43
Religious Conflict
  • Students will decide which wars have been fought
    over religion in history.
  • They will have a group discussion to discuss
    their findings.

44
Native Americans
  • Students will learn about the different religions
    of Native American Tribes
  • Click the picture for more information

45
Indian Spirituality
  • Students will each pick a Native American Tribe
    and learn about their spiritual beliefs.
  • They will report to class on their findings

46
Prayer in School
  • Students will learn about the different the
    effects of prayer in school and why its not
    allowed
  • Click the picture for more information

47
What do you think?
  • Students will write an essay on their beliefs of
    prayer in school and share with the class if they
    wish to

48
Exceptionalities
49
Exceptionality links (Gifted)
  • Define gifted.
  • What percentage of students are placed in gifted
    classes?
  • What school programs exist for gifted students?
  • What is mensa and who can be a member?

50
Myths about gifted children
  • There is a myth that gifted children are better
    adjusted, more popular, and happier than average
    children.
  • The challenging reality is that more frequently,
    nearly the opposite is true.
  • For most gifted children, childhood is more
    pleasurable and more fulfilling because they
    derive joy from challenge and reward from work.
  • At the same time, it is a childhood that is more
    painful, more isolated, and more stressful
    because they do not fit in with their peers and
    they set high expectations.

51
Institute for Educational Advancement What is it?
  • Mission  The Institute for Educational
    Advancement is a non-profit organization
    dedicated to supporting our nation's most
    talented young people to identify and develop
    their fullest potential.
  • Philosophy The Institute focuses its attention
    on creating and supporting educational practices
    and policies that are student-centered and that
    promote academic rigor, high standards,
    excellence in the arts and educational
    innovation.

52
  • Goals
  • To achieve our mission, the Institute will
  • Serve as a catalyst for identifying and
    implementing the best practices in teaching
    highly able youth.
  • Advance public knowledge and understanding of the
    need to enable and
  • nurture society's most able-minded
    students.
  • Support the needs of highly able youth by
    training teachers, informing parents and
    identifying and soliciting the participation of
    Mentors for exceptionally gifted students.
  • Create partnerships with individuals,
    foundations, non-profit organizations, businesses
    and universities in an effort to support the
    development of highly able students who will
    advance society as a whole.
  • Encourage each gifted student to understand and
    actualize his or her full intellectual and
    personal potential.

53
"To give a fair chance to potential creativity
is a matter of life and death to any
society." Arnold Toynbee
  • Visit a gifted resource center and describe the
    activities you observed there.
  • Interview two TAG students and write a three page
    report about your interview.

54
Ringgold Middle School
  • Visit the Ringgold website. Find out as much as
    you can and list your findings.
  • Name three things that stand out about this
    school that you find especially interesting.

55
the mosaic of people who bring a variety of
backgrounds, styles, perspectives, values and
beliefs as assets to the groups, and
organizations with which they interact.
56
  • Those with different sexual orientations other
    than your own are found everywhere in society.
    Find and name as many people as you can who you
    know fit this category to include politics,
    sports, and hollywood.
  • List ways in which those with different sexual
    orientations are alienated or ostracized and even
    killed by others in society.
  • Interview someone who is not heterosexual and
    report on what you learned.


57
Sexual Orientation
58
Lesbian and Gay Coalition Why do we exist?
  • The purpose of the Lesbian and Gay Coalition for
    Justice is to combat laws, policies, and
    attitudes that segregate, discriminate, or foster
    prejudice against people based on sexual
    orientation.
  • We advocate the adoption and implementation of
    legislation, regulations, and practices that
    guarantee and protect the civil rights of every
    person and promote respect for diversity.
  • We engage in activities that promote awareness,
    understanding, and respect concerning lesbians
    and gay men.

59
  • Gay Families Winning Legal Protections
    Incrementally In NY State
  • Should gays and lesbians be entitled to the same
    rights that heterosexuals have? Why or why not?
  • What rights should gays have?

60
Sexual Orientation links
  • Find 10 sites on the above website and list 5
    bits of information from each site.
  • Sexual discrimination and Sexual Harassment What
    is it and why should it not be tolerated?

61
Understanding the gay community
  • Find and list as many gay and lesbian websites as
    you can.
  • Which states have legislation that already
    protect gays and lesbians?
  • What is the gay symbol and what does it mean?

62
Top 10 gay-friendly colleges
  • Find and list 10 gay-friendly colleges.
  • List the gay-friendly organization(s) found at
    each.
  • What constitutes a gay-friendly
    college/university?

63
Language
  • Who is saying what to whom?

64
Translation Page
  • This website will translate into
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Danish
  • Spanish
  • Finnish
  • Czech
  • Italian

65
Slang Lexicon
  • Ever wonder what an expression means?
  • This slang lexicon explains how native English
    speakers use words

66
Grammar 101
  • This site contains all of the lessons about
    grammar that you had in grade school and have
    since forgotten
  • Great as a refresher
  • Helps ESL students too!

67
Do You Love Languages?
  • The source for online language information
  • Online classes
  • Language camps etc

68
Ebonics?
  • Straight forward information about the debate
    over Ebonics
  • Web links included

69
Language Activities
  • Its what to do

70
Translation is not so easy
  • Students will use web-based translator to change
    their paragraph into another language and then
    retranslate it back.
  • Thats Greek to me!

71
How does it feel?
  • Students will write paragraphs containing biased
    language about their own group (teens, Americans,
    etc.)

It should contain references to stereotypes of
their own group
72
Lack of Communication
  • Divide the students into two groups
  • Each learns new different words for an activity
  • Combine the two groups and try to play the game
  • Discuss why they dont understand each other

73
Visit
  • Visit an area where English is a second language
  • Students will write about
  • Culture observed
  • Language difficulties
  • Feelings of being the outsider

74
Where does it come from?
  • Students make a list of songs that came from
    another language
  • Given a list of words, look up the entomology in
    an online dictionary
  • They will learn that most English words were
    borrowed

75
Class Websites
76
ERIC Digest
  • Discusses
  • Links of poverty and low school performance
  • How many children are affected
  • Does financial equity matter

77
The Victorian Web
  • Contains
  • Social class structure
  • Economic structure
  • Political History
  • Religion
  • Philosophy

78
National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Available
  • News releases
  • Congressional Bill information
  • Policy guides
  • Advocacy information

79
Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Links to
  • Issues of race and poverty
  • Positive change possibilities
  • Searchable lesson plan database

80
National Center for Homeless Education
  • Community Awareness
  • Activities
  • Resources
  • Promoting Understanding
  • Case Studies and Education

81
Class Activities
82
Family Budgets
  • Students form into groups of two
  • Each receives a list of bills to pay and pay for
    employment
  • Several different budgets, some more some less
  • Students interact to pay bills and receive wages
    from each other
  • Show how misunderstanding is created

83
Poverty Stereotypes
  • View video Shelter-boy
  • Discuss stereotypes of homeless people
  • Discuss causes of homelessness

84
The Great Depression
  • View video on the Great Depression
  • Discuss how people became impoverished
  • Discuss our own possible choices in that situation

85
On Site Visit
  • Visit a homeless shelter or urban slum or rural
    Appalachian-type settlement
  • Students must write a paper detailing what they
    have seen and their reaction to it

86
The Status Game
  • Each student is randomly selected into one of
    five statuses high to low
  • Students play a modified Monopoly game where the
    rules are different for each group

87
Race and Ethnicity
  • We dont look the same, but we are very much alike

88
Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans make up what percentage of the
    U.S. population?
  • What type of labor were the Chinese used for
    during the latter half of the 19th century in the
    U.S?
  • What was Americas policy on immigration at the
    turn of the twentieth century?
  • What events in Asia led to the migration of
    Asians to the U.S. during the 20th century?

89
Jewish Americans
  • How many Jewish Americans live in the U.S?
  • Name and describe at least two Jewish holidays.
  • Did anti-semiticism begin with Hitler? If not,
    in what other countries did anti-semiticism
    exist?
  • When did Israel become a nation? What is the
    Israeli slant on why Jerusalem is their Holy
    city?
  • How did Hitler plan to deal with the Jews of
    Europe and what did he ultimately do?

90
AFRICAN AMERICANS
  • When did African Americans come to America?
  • Under what conditions did they arrive? In other
    words, what were conditions like on the sailing
    vessels?
  • What kind of life could a slave expect?
  • What was the civil rights movement and when did
    it begin?
  • Are there still signs of racism today? If so,
    what are they?



91
Native Americans
  • Find out when Native American history month is
    and talk about it
  • List three tribes of Native Americans and
    describe each one
  • What do the Native Americans believe about their
    dead
  • What were the Native Americans role during WWII?
    Hint Code talkers

92
Hispanics/Latino
  • What is the Latino population in the U.S.?
  • What is the fastest growing ethnic group in the
    U.S.?
  • How many countries speak Spanish?
  • How many famous Hispanics can you name?

93
Disabilities
  • People are people
  • Some are just born different

94
Activities Websites
95
Who won in what time?
  • Research the Boston Marathon
  • Find winners in the wheelchair category
  • Note times and compare to two-legged version

Click the picture for more information
96
The Law
  • Students will research the ADA act
  • Know the major provisions
  • Know how they (themselves) might discriminate

Click the picture for more information
97
Now whos ADD?
  • Students will be given a task requiring
    concentration
  • Loud noises and motions will be introduced
  • Explanation of ADD as similar to effects of
    distractions

Click the picture for more ADD information
98
What can(t) they do?
Click the pictures for more information
  • Read member profile
  • Look for details about how they overcame hurdles
  • Write paragraph about how they would have coped
    in a similar situation

99
Para-Olympics
  • Show video highlights of Paralympics
  • Discuss adaptive technology
  • Discuss level of commitment and perseverance for
    elite athletes

Click the pictures for more information
100
Gender
  • Who is the fairest of them all?

101
Mens Advocacy Groups
  • Most focus on Fatherhood
  • Many discuss abuse situations
  • Mens rights groups
  • Mens responsibility groups (Religious)

Click the pictures for more information
102
Feminism
  • Concentrate on equality in the workplace
  • Date Rape
  • Equality and similarity
  • Political organization

103
Activities
104
Thinking out of the box
  • What do you think when you hear the words
  • Bachelor
  • Single Dad
  • Men
  • Masculine
  • Male
  • How do those ideas represent stereotypes?

Click the picture for more information
105
Role Reversal
  • Stereotypes are discussed
  • Applied in the opposite direction Male/Female
  • Instruction continues with teacher calling on
    female students more often etc

106
Random Chance
  • Randomly assign gender and race by cards
  • Daily activities are required but race and gender
    stereotype rules are followed
  • Students realize the negative implications and
    possible benefits that keep prejudice alive

107
Research
  • Students will prepare Biographies of
  • Elizabeth C. Stanton
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • They will read the Seneca Falls Resolution
  • Discuss relevance
  • Discuss similarities to Declaration of
    Independence

108
Living the moment
  • Two reenactments
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Seneca Falls Resolution
  • What would they make different?
  • What would be the same?
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