This is a unit from the Relationships Initiative Curriculum. See the full resource collection on the curriculum’s homepage.
The activities in this section are designed to help participants interrupt bias, bullying, and stereotypes in order to create schools and classrooms where
students from all backgrounds feel a sense of belonging and inclusion. Too often in our schools students are the victims of biases and prejudices from their peers and even at times from teachers. We know that without helping students debunk stereotypes and interrupt bullying these things frequently go unchecked and become a source of isolation for students—especially those from marginalized backgrounds. Engaging in these activities is especially important given how polarized our country has become around issues of identity. The activities in this section require moderate vulnerability.
Use these videos to prompt some initial conversations around what it means to create inclusive spaces and help everyone in our community feel welcomed. Consider your young learners’ identities and experiences as you share some of these videos, or skip directly to the activities. As you share these videos, invite students to reflect, journal, and discuss the following questions:
Browse videos below by age group. Do you have a video or activity that might help other teachers create inclusive spaces? Share it using our submission form.