The teaching unit “It’s Okay to be different“ is designed to foster students’ positive attitudes towards difference and diversity. On the basis of three picture books, the students create a lapbook in which they approach the topic of diversity. The material is differentiated in that it allows students to select from a choice of topics and work in their own pace. Various forms of scaffolding are also provided. The teaching unit encourages students to reflect and talk about differences related to physical, social, ethnic and cultural factors and embrace diversity.
Age group: 5th grade, 10-11 years old
Area of support: Developing positive attitudes towards 'otherness', appreciation of diversity
- “Accepting and valuing diversity”, “Being positive about ourselves and others” and “Coping with Otherness” (PDF)