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									Our Diverse Lives

      Grade Seven
     Language Arts
Exploring Tolerance Through
          Writing




    By Shannon Greenamyer
       Education 301-02
          May 2003
                  Contents
1.   Diversity Unit
     Revealed
2.   Educational
     Resources and
     Links
3.   Writing Exercises
     on Diversity Topics
                Diversity Topics
   Age
   Beliefs/Religion
   Class
   Exceptionalities
   Disabilities
   Gender
   Language
   Race/Ethnicity
   Sexual Orientation
           Diversity Unit Revealed
   Grade seven language arts
    class will explore diversity
    topics through writing
    activities and the study of
    literature.
       Journaling
       Poetry
       Formal Letters
       Class Magazine
          Students will submit an
           assignment from one of the
           lessons of Diversity
           Diversity Resources

    Writing tips, ideas, and suggestions
http://highschoolhub.org/hub/english.cfm


Indiana University
    Office of Diversity Education
http://www.iub.edu/~diversit/diversity/resources.
  html
More Resources

              http://www.wesleyan.edu/psy
               c/ed.html


          Pacific Resources for
           Education and learning
              http://www.prel.org/work/cd/r
               sc.asp


          Diversity Council
              http://www.diversitycouncil.o
               rg/ed_resource.shtml
                 Diversity of Age:
                    Activities

    Minilesson: Read aloud The Giving
     Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Discussion follow-up with partners
    Guest Speaker
       An experienced nursing home
        worker will come and speak about
        the elderly.
    Small Group Discussion
    Thank You Letter to Speaker
              Age Diversity Links

   Age Diversity in Learning, Employment, and
    Enterprise
       http://216.239.39.100/search?q=cache:6FeIEwnH_-
        IJ:www.helptheaged.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/eycfupxtikgguy7
        umtgksmwmvqapw57thrgwvlv3kyr47aksdnljhh2vu7xbkirp
        6vqyjj4duvngyb5gunchd6ephob/age_diversity.pdf+age+di
        versity&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
   The Learning Resource Annex
       http://www.leadership.opm.gov/Diversity/index.cfm?SID=
        1&TID=23
         More Age Diversity Links
   Children’s Attitudes About Older Adults
       http://npin.org/pnews/1998/pnew698/pnew698f.ht
        ml
   Ageism
       http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~aging/ModuleAgeism
        .html
   National Academy for Teaching and Learning
    About Aging
       http://www.unt.edu/natla
Diversity of Beliefs/Religion
         Activities
                 “Freedom of Hate
                  Speech?” (see page 12)
                 Group Discussion:
                     “Melting Pot” vs.
                      “Cultural Pluralism”
                 Reflective Journal About
                  Discussion (2 pgs)
                 Julia Fields’ “Aardvark” /
                  Malcolm X
                     Poetry reading/discussion
            Religious Diversity Links

   National Humanities Center
       http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/divam.htm
   Teaching Religion in Public Schools
       http://www.acs.ohio-state.edu/diversity/religion.html
   “Revival” by David Ruenzal
       http://www.fac.org/publicat/cground/ch07_1.html
   “Freedom of Hate Speech”
       http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/199903
        18thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
   Ohio State University’s Diversity Website
       http://www.acs.ohio-state.edu/diversity/religion.html
                  Diversity of Class
                      Activities
   Collage
      Social Class Representation

   Poetry Composition
      Open form, at least 10 lines, social

       class subject matter
   Large Group Discussion
      Karl Marx

   Music Review
      “Another Day in Paradise” Phil

       Colins
   Reflective Journal (2 pgs)
             Class Diversity Links
   Social Class and Stratification
      http://www.hewett.norfolk.sch.uk/curric/soc/class/class.htm



   People Like Us
      http://www.pbs.org/peoplelikeus/film/stories.html



   Social Class in Contemporary Society
      http://www.spc.uchicago.edu/SocialClass/about.html



   Homeless in America
      http://www.commnet.edu/QVCTC/student/GaryOKeefe/ho
       meless/frame.html

   Katznelson Article
      http://web.syr.edu/~jbjoyce/review2.html
Exceptionalities
   Activities
           Freak the Mighty by
            Rodman Philbrick
           Chapter Quizzes and
            discussion
           Book Reviews
           Reflective Journal (2
            pgs) over Freak
           View the Movie
            Exceptionalities Links
   Freak the Mighty
       http://www.rodmanphilbrick.com/teaching.html

   Dual Exceptionalities
       http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/gt_ld/ericE574.html

   Kidsource Online
       http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/help.gift.html

   Gifted Education Lessons
       http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/edexc.htm
                        Disabilities
                         Activities
   Read “Encountering Disabilities” by Richard Hartwell
   Reflective Journal (2 pgs)
   Living With Disabilities Activity
      Students will be assigned a disability (physical impairment,
       blindness, a learning disability), and be expected to live the
       class period in such ways.
   Small Group discussions
      How did the activity impact your learning?

   Celebrity Quiz
      http://www.ldonline.org/kidzone/inter_act/celebrity_quiz.ht
       ml
                Disabilities Links
   American Association of People With Disabilities
      http://www.aapd.com/



   CSUN Center on Disabilities
      http://www.csun.edu/cod/



   Children With Disabilities
      http://www.ldanatl.org/



   Learning Disabilities
      http://www.ldanatl.org/


   ADA Homepage
      http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
                   Gender Diversity
                      Activities
   Draw a Scientist
   Discussion Over Results of Drawings
   Reflective Journal Entry (2 pgs)
   Magazine Critique
       Using gender specific magazines, compare/contrast content
        and ads
   Gender of Language
       Robert Baker’s “Pricks and Chicks: a Plea for Persons”
       http://home.sbu.edu/rhughes/Honors%201st%20Year%20F
        older/Gender%20Language.htm
          Gender Diversity Links
   Ethical Guidelines for Gender Discussion
      http://www.gender.org/resources/dge/gea01003.pdf



   International Website for Gender Education
      http://www.ifge.org/



   Gender Net
      http://www.worldbank.org/gender/



   Single-Gender Classrooms
      http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr024.shtml


   Gender Education and Advocacy
      http://www.gender.org/
Diversity of Language
      Activities

            English Language Diffusion
                http://school.newsweek.co
                 m/online_activities/languag
                 e.php

            Large Group Discussion

            Dialect Quick Quiz
                http://www.cal.org/ericcll/d
                 igest/0104dialects.html
         More Language Activities
   Free Verse Poetry
       As diverse language
       Composition


   Ebonics
       Music Review (of Language)
            Content must be appropriate
        Language Diversity Links
   Newsweek Education Program
       http://school.newsweek.com/online_activities/language1.ph
        p

   Harvard Language Diversity Project
       http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~pild/languagediversity.htm

   Language Diversity and Language Arts
       http://www.ericfacility.net/ericdigests/ed384072.html

   Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
       http://www.cal.org/ericcll/digest/subject.html
Diversity of Race
   Activities
              I Know Why the Caged
               Bird Sings by Maya
               Angelou
              Chapter Quizzes for
               Content
              Vocabulary Lists
              “Sympathy” by Paul
               Lawrence Dunbar
              Small Group Discussion
                  Relationship of poem
                   and autobiography
            Racial Diversity Links
   Schools’ Racial Shift
      http://www.azcentral.com/season/0102season-
       education02.html

   Celebrating Racial Diversity
      http://www.ipj-ppj.org/celebrating_racial_diversity.htm



   Diversity Digest
      http://www.diversityweb.org/Digest/W97/research.html


   Paul Lawrence Dunbar’s “Sympathy”
      http://www.potw.org/archive/potw219.html



   Richard McCulloch “Racial Diversity”
      http://www.racialcompact.com/racialdiversity.html
        Diversity of Sexual Orientation
                   Activities
   Large Group Discussion
       Tolerance
   Sexual Myths
       Small Group Discussion
   Reflective Journal (2 pgs)
   Video
       http://www.advocatesfor
        youth.org/publications/vi
        deo-low.wmv
   Movie Review
                 Orientation Links
   Hate Crimes
       http://www.aclce.org/newpage7.htm
   Educational Resources
       http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/srh/resources/talk/index.html
   Gay Lesbian Straight Organization
       http://www.glsen.org/
   Parents, Friends of Lesbians and Gays
       http://www.pflag.org/
   Youth Resource
       http://www.youthresource.com/health/index.cfm
                   Class Magazine
   Compilation of seventh graders’ polished work
   Original artwork working in synch with grade seven
    art classes
   Each student will choose a completed assignment
       Movie Review
       Music Review
       Book Reveiw
       Reflective Journal
       Original Poetry
Thank You

								
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