Sarah Shmitt, The New York Times Learning Network
Yasmin Chin Eisenhauer, Bank Street College of Education in New York

Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Subjects: American History, Fine Arts, Language Arts, Media Studies, Social Studies
Interdisciplinary Connections

Overview of Lesson Plan:In this lesson, students share ideas about the origins and use of negative stereotypes and view a video of a Muslim American’s response to this issue. They then create visual representations of images from a variety of media that depict specific stereotyped groups and offer ideas about how to confront or change those stereotypes in their school.

Lesson Plan