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- World Wise School – Worksheet – Students will learn to identify and modify generalizations –
Overview | This activity introduces students to the difficult concept of generalization so that they will challenge generalizations made about people. Go to this Building Society Lesson.
- Explore Other World Wise worksheets:
- The Blind Men and The Elephant
- Generalizations: How Accurate Are They?
- Is That a Fact? – Lesson Plan
Students will see how personal tastes and experiences – in addition to culture – influence our perspectives.
- (2)Is That a Fact? – Lesson Plan
The World is hotter – Is that a fact? – Lesson Plan
- Brief Encounters (Looking at Ourselves and Others)
Students will examine the importance of perspective in how people perceive things.
Students will examine how generalizations can be hurtful and unfair.
Understanding the difference between fact and opinion is critical to our ability to examine our reactions to events and people. Stereotypes and prejudices are often based on opinions that are perceived as facts.
Students experience what it is like to confront and deal with a culture highly different from their own