For students to open their minds and realize race is a superficial and a human invention. They should also realize everything associated with race, e.g. stereo types, are also false and a human invention. Students should have their eyes opened after this lesson and should see everyone around them, including themselves, having the same potential and same opportunity.
Walk through the PowerPoint titled “Number of races in the world”. Do not get hung up on the science and story, it is just to serve as a fun and interesting narrative. Let them joke, converse and get sucked in to the lesson. At the end focus on the fact that we are all one race- human, and that our differences only go skin deep. In an ideal world, after this lesson students should start forgetting about stereotypes, expanding their group of friends, treating others equally, and looking for role models outside their ethnicity. As an idea, a lesson plan to follow this one would be biographies or stories of white and black role models, now that we know they are humans and could have easily been Latino if they had different skin color.
See the PowerPoint. “How Many Races In the World” below:
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