Challenging Stereotypes and Redefining Great Literature: A Kindergarten Exploration

Liza Quinn, Literacy, E.E. Waddell Language Academy

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit helps Kindergarten students begin to explore the meaning of stereotypes and understand their own biases. Students will participate in meaningful discussions, examine what types of people are represented and missing from the TV, movies, and books they encounter, and think about their own biases. Students will rewrite classic children’s literature stories to include characters who look like themselves of their friends.