Objective: The student will react appropriately to others
when racial slurs or prejudicial treatment is occurring.
Language Arts Standard: Listening and Speaking, Reading and
Writing related to stories
• Identify Need
• Introductory Activity: Brainstorm movies or recent
events in which prejudice was a theme.
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill
• Model the Skill
Understand that discrimination and harassment is illegal in
the United States.
People are protected from acts of prejudice by race, beliefs,
gender and sexual orientation
2. Students should understand the definitions of hate crimes...and
how easily a simple malicious act can have a very serious
3. Students should report acts of prejudice to a school authority
or grown-up family member.
• Closely supervised classroom discussion
• Applications: Events in real life in which prejudice
has been a factor
• Independent Uses
Plays Not Recommended for this Social Skill
"How to Fight Prejudice" by the American Psychological
Standards Address in Lesson:
1.2 Identify and interpret figurative language and words with
1.5 Understand shades of meanings in related words.
2.7 Make reasonable assertions about a text through accurate,
1.1 Choose the form of writing (e.g. personal letter, poem
or narrative) that best suits the intended purpose.
1.6 Revise writing to improve the organization and consistency
2.4 Offer a logical sequence of information and engage the
listener, foster an acceptance of an idea.
2.1 Understand and analyze the differences in structure and
purpose between various categories of informational materials.
3.3 Analyze characterization as delineated through thoughts,
words and speech patterns.
1.4 Demonstrate the mechanics of writing (e.g., quotation
marks, commas at the end of dependent clauses) and appropriate
1.2 Determine a speakerís attitude toward a subject.
1.6 Use speaking techniques, including voice modulation ,
inflection, tempo, enunciation and eye contact for effective
1.1 Analyze idioms, analogies, metaphors and similes to infer
the literal and figurative meanings of phrases.
3.4 Analyze the relevance of the setting (e.g. place, time,
customs) to the mood, tone and meaning of text.
2.1 Write a clear, coherent incident, event or situation by
using well chosen details.
2.5 Present information purposely and succinctly and meet
the needs of the intended audience.
1.2 Paraphrase a speakerís purpose and point of view and ask
relevant questions concerning the speakerís content, delivery
1.3 Organize information to achieve particular purposes by
matching the message, vocabulary, voice modulation, expression
and tone to the audience and purpose.