Racism - Students 2


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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Select one individual from the list the class created. Determine if you look similar or different from that individual and give two reasons to support your answer.

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Read the scripts below and answer the following questions.

Script 1:
Chris: Hey let’s play super heroes.
PJ: That sounds great, I want to be Superman.
Chris: You can't be Superman, he is white and you are black.

1. What should PJ say to Chris’s last comment?

2. Why is this racism? Why or why not?

Script 2:
Silas: Hey Lexi, are you here for the cheerleader tryouts?
Lexi: No, I am here for the football team tryouts. I want to be the kicker.
Silas: But you are a girl, you can't play football.

3. What should Lexi say to Silas’ last comment?

4. Is this a hidden bias? Why or why not?

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: Answer the question below.

1. Were you a student who received or did not recieve an incentive? How did you feel?

2. Did anyone give their incentive to someone who did not receive one?

3. What should the teacher have done differently?

4. List ways you can treat everyone fairly and with respect.

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: Think about the script read/played for the class and complete the questions below.

1. Who are the characters in the script?

2. What did Mike suggest to Donny?

3. How do you think the kids that wanted to join the game felt?

4. How do you feel when you are excluded or treated unfairly?

Student Activity Sheet E

Directions: In the scripts below, circle in purple two nouns that name a person and one noun that names a place. Circle in red two verbs. Underline the plurals. BONUS: Write the singular form of each plural word you find.


A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A verb names describe an action, a state, or an occurrence.

Example script demonstrating anti-racism:
Mike: Donny, those kids with brown skin want to join our basketball game. I don’t think we should let them.
Donny: Why would we exclude them? If we let them join us, it makes for a better game for all of us.
Mike: I was told that we shouldn’t play basketball with others that don’t look like us.
Donny: That seems unfair Mike. I want to have a better basketball game, so I think I will go join them.

Example script demonstrating racism:
Mike: Donny, those kids with brown skin want to join our basketball game.
Donny: No! Why would we want those brown kids playing basketball with us?
Mike: Donny it’s important treat others fairly, even though they may look differently.
Donny: I don’t like kids of different colors. I’m not playing if they are.

Student Topic Checkout

Directions: Answer the following questions.

1. In your own words, define racism.

2. If you see or hear someone being treated unfairly, what can you do or say?

3. Do you think you and your classmates are more different or alike? Explain your answer.

4. Write true or false: Saying that you are better than others because of your name or nationality or skin color is okay. ?