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					Lesson Plan for Stereotypes class:

   1.   Students make a list of nationalities around the world
   2.   Students choose adjectives (chart page 2) to classify different nationalities
   3.   Teacher discusses characteristics with the group.
   4.   Hand out: “Heaven is where…” Students fill in the blank with nationalities. Then teacher shows them the
        joke.
   5.   Then, teacher asks students if what they did is proper (generalizing). If they agree with the classification of
        their own country and people.
   6.   Teacher asks for the name given to this type of behavior in which you make a generalization by judging a
        group of people. Introduce the idea of stereotyping. Elicit other types of stereotyping.
   7.   Agree or Disagree? Students walk around the room and discuss the ideas in the sentences (“What do you
        think?)
   8.   Breaking our national stereotypes. How can we show the world that we are not what they think we are?
                Audio Message
                Blog entry
                Collage
                Drawings,
                photography
                etc
                        Choose two adjectives that you think describe different nationalities.




                         outgoing                         hospitable
   punctual         
                                                                                                     aggressive
                         nationalistic                    talkative
   tolerant         
                                                                                                     polite
                         well-dressed                     sociable
   romantic         
                                                                                                     rude
                         humorous                         serious
   respectful       
                                                                                                     arrogant
                         lazy                             quiet
   hard-            
                                                                                                     ignorant
                         sophisticated                    formal
    working          
                                                                                                     casual
                         friendly                         passionate
   emotional        
                                                                                                     refined
                         tedious                          tender
   aloof            
                                                                                                     reliable
                         systematic                       uninsterested
   mean             
                                                                                                     careless
                         chaotic                          cold
   honest           
                                                                                                     unstable
                         unpleasant                       negligent
   ardent           
                                                                                                     dull
                                                          untidy/disorganized
   organized                                                                                        disciplined
                                                          messy
  " Heaven is where the police are
 ______, the cooks are ______, the
mechanics are ________, the lovers
 are _______ and it is all organised
  by the ______. Hell is where the
 police are ________, the cooks are
  ___________, the mechanics are
________, the lovers are ________,
and it is all organised by the ____ ".
  " Heaven is where the police are
  British, the cooks are French, the
 mechanics are German, the lovers
 are Italian and it is all organised by
 the Swiss. Hell is where the police
 are German, the cooks are English,
the mechanics are French, the lovers
 are Swiss, and it is all organised by
             the Italians ".
" Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the mechanics are German, the lovers
are Italian and it is all organised by the Swiss. Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are
English, the m echanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians ".
Heaven is a ___________ place to be (fill in with an                 Hell is a_________ place to be (fill in with an adjective)
adjective)
                                                                     What is the inference made about
What qualities make a good policeman/a cook/a
mechanic/lover/ manager ?
                                                                     German policemen:
A   policeman should be                                              British food:
A   cook should                                                      French mechanics:
A   mechanic should be                                               Swiss lovers:
A   lover should be                                                  Italian management:
A   manager should be
                                                                     Do you think this is true?
In this joke

the British are regarded as being
                                                                     What do these statements have in common?
the French are portrayed as being

the Germans are considered as being

Italian men have a reputation of being

the Swiss are said to be

    1) Was it easy to complete the sentences? Did your answers come naturally? Why? Why not?

    2) Did the completed statements make you feel uncomfortable? Why? Why not?

    3) In general, were your responses positive or negative?

    4) List the stereotypes under positive, negative or neutral. What does this tell us about stereotypes?

    5) What do you think? A= I agree B= I'm not sure C= I disagree

     National stereotypes are dangerous because they may provoke racial prejudice.
 Stereotypes contain a certain amount of truth.
 There is no such thing as national character and therefore the idea of national stereotypes is rubbish.
 The reason stereotypes exist is because people are afraid of diversity, change, and what is unknown. They prefer to cling to simple
classifications, which maintain an old, familiar and established order.
 Stereotypes are simply harmless sorts of jokes we tell about other nationalities or groups of people.

8) What is, in your opinion, the best way to challenge a stereotype.

9) What you have seen here are national stereotypes. Can you think of other kinds of stereotypes?
   What do you think?

National stereotypes are
  dangerous because they
    may provoke racial
        prejudice.
Stereotypes     contain
 a certain amount of
        truth.
There is no such thing as
  national character and
   therefore the idea of
 national stereotypes
        is rubbish.
 The reason stereotypes exist
 is because people are afraid
of diversity, change, and what
  is unknown. They prefer to
        cling to simple
    classifications, which
maintain an old, familiar and
      established order.
  Stereotypes        are
 simply harmless sorts of
jokes we tell about other
  nationalities or groups
         of people.

				
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