Dispelling stereotypes

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Purpose

The purpose of this activity is dispelling stereotypes, as you practice describing the perceptions and misconceptions of specific populations. It’s important to recognize the complexity of different populations.

Instructions

Chapter 12 in the textbook explored the educational experiences of diverse groups and backgrounds. I specifically connected to this part on page 387 of the textbook:

Until American society begins to believe that all persons are equal and treats everyone as an individual rather than typing people according to group membership, we will continue to experience problems of equal educational opportunity.

Based on your understanding of the concepts in Chapter 12 in the textbook, as well as your life experiences, you will complete four “Just Because” poems for FOUR DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS/GROUPS explored in the chapter.

The poems should provide a reflective thinking experience for you, as well as insight into what you thought about during and after reading Chapter 12 in the textbook.

Complete the following four steps in order, using the spaces provided in this document. You will submit your completed Just Becausedocument to the Just Because Dropbox folder in the course. You may also share one of your poems in the Just Because Poem Sharing discussion forum, although this sharing is not required.

Step One

Select four different individuals/groups from the following list. Remember that each category below is very diverse – so individual membership in each “group” is just a broad category. You could also break it down further to a more specific individual/group if you would like (eg. Puerto Rican, Jamaican, Hmong, etc.).

Individual/Group Textbook Reference
Caucasian See pages 366-370
Asian See pages 375-376
Hispanic See pages 377-378
African-American See pages 366-370
Poverty See pages 379-381
Women/girls See pages 382-388
Men/boys See pages 382-388
Students with disabilities See pages 381-382

Step Two

Read the following “Just Because” poem template and “Just Because” poem samples written by high school students.

“Just Because” Poem Template Line 1 begins with the words “Just because I’m…”

Line 2 begins with the words “It doesn’t mean…”

Lines 3-4 begin with the word “Doesn’t…”

Lines 5-7 being with the words “It does mean…”

Line 8 should be your strong statement – what you want the reader to understand about who you are.

“Just Because” Poem Sample 1 “Just Because I’m Asian” by Quan, 9th grade writer

Just because I’m Asian

It doesn’t mean I’m smart Doesn’t mean I play video games all day. Doesn’t mean I only eat rice and I’m 4’9’’

Look beyond the shape of my eyes and see me inside

Just because I’m Asian

It doesn’t mean I’m obedient and scared of my parents Doesn’t mean I’m a ninja

Doesn’t mean I shop at the Dollar Tree or do Karaoke at parties Just because you label me doesn’t mean I have to do it to you.

“Just Because” Poem Sample 2 “Black?” by anonymous, 9th grade writer, Wilson High School

Just because I’m black it doesn’t mean I am ghetto

It doesn’t mean I’m in a gang

Doesn’t mean I’m bad in school

Doesn’t mean I skip school

Look beyond the color of my skin and see the true me

Just because I’m black it doesn’t mean I fight all the time

It doesn’t mean I’m not going to graduate

Doesn’t mean I need to be followed around in the store

Doesn’t mean I eat fried chicken and drink Kool-Aid everyday

Feel my smooth beating heart, look into my eyes,

and realize the darkness of my skin can’t and won’t define me

Step Three

With the four individuals/groups that you chose in Step One in mind, write and title your four poems using the spaces provided below.

1 “[title]”

Just because I’m

It doesn’t mean

Doesn’t

Doesn’t

It does mean

It does mean

It does mean

Conclude with a strong statement, what you want the reader to understand about this group.

2 “[title]”

Just because I’m

It doesn’t mean

Doesn’t

Doesn’t

It does mean

It does mean

It does mean

Conclude with a strong statement, what you want the reader to understand about this group.

3 “[title]”

Just because I’m

It doesn’t mean

Doesn’t

Doesn’t

It does mean

It does mean

It does mean

Conclude with a strong statement, what you want the reader to understand about this group.

4 “[title]”

Just because I’m

It doesn’t mean

Doesn’t

Doesn’t

It does mean

It does mean

It does mean

Conclude with a strong statement, what you want the reader to understand about this group.

Step Four

Upload your completed Just Because document to the Just Because Dropbox folder in the course.

OPTIONAL: If you would like to share one of your poems, go to the Just Because Poem Sharing discussion forum, create a new thread, and copy-and-paste your favorite poem of the four Just Because poems that you wrote into the post, and post it to the discussion forum.

Return to the Just Because Poem Sharing discussion forum to read your classmates’ poems and reply with your feedback.

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