Who Am I to You? An investigation into Stereotypes, Inequalities, and Social Status

Jill Spaulding, Language Arts, Quail Hollow Middle School

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During the course of my unit, students will investigate stereotypes and inequalities relating to race, gender, and social status. This unit will not only give them an outside perspective on “real world” circumstances, but also encourage them to reflect on their own background and behaviors in relation to the elements we study. My students will learn through the use of Literature Circles grouped by Lexile Level, reading novels displaying themes of stereotypes and inequalities. My hope for this unit rests in students building awareness for the inequalities which still exist in our society today and how through their open-mindedness and respect, some of those inequalities can begin to change.