Lesson Plan

Drawn Together

In this lesson, students will hear the story *Drawn Together* and create a Diversity Board. They will consider how appreciating each other's differences in school supports relationships and community.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to define the term "diversity."
  • Students will be able to articulate how appreciating each other's differences can bring people together.
  • Students will be able to explain how they may be more open to understanding similarities amidst differences.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
Venn Diagram of Differences and Similarities
  • Bring students together in a circle, either seated in chairs or on the floor.
  • Write or project the following quote on the board: "A relationship is about two things: appreciating the similarities and respecting the differences."
  • Ask a student to read the quote out loud.
  • Ask the class to think about what this quote means to them. (Give them 30–60 seconds.) Then, ask them to share their thoughts with a partner.
  • After, ask if any pairs would like to share out with the whole class.
  • Explain to the class that today they will be discussing the word "diversity." They will also be appreciating and respecting each other's differences.