A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute
A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE
A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE is designed to address diversity issues in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school communities. More than 375,000 elementary and secondary school teachers - responsible for nearly 12 million students - have participated in A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE.
At the center of A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE is the anti-bias curriculum that provides teachers with lessons to help students:
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- Explore prejudice and bigotry
- Improve critical thinking skills
- Examine diverse viewpoints
- Take leadership roles
Teacher Training - The Institute works with teachers, support staff, administrators, students, parents and other family members to create an environment of mutual respect and increased personal safety.
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Early Childhood Programs - Anti-bias programs are specifically designed for educators, caregivers and families of children ages 3-5. Programs provide supporting resources to help promote understanding and respect among young children in their classrooms and at home.
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Peer Education - Students learn how to work with their peers, distinguish between personal freedom and discriminatory behavior and develop leadership skills. Since 1991, more than 5,000 students, who influence the lives of more than 60,000 students in the United States and abroad, have been trained as Peer Trainers and Leaders.
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Names Can Really Hurt Us - Student centered assembly program to assist schools in responding to name calling, bullying and harassment.
The Youth and Family Service - Flexible after-school programs involving parents and families, as well as other providers, to help foster self-esteem and respect. A specially designed Youth Service Activity Guide enables youth to uncover prejudices and develop strategies to confront prejudice and bigotry
Other Specialized Programs - Across the country, the Anti-Defamation League develops and implements special events and programs throughout the year - from essay and art contests to local youth leadership events -all designed to teach participants the skills necessary to succeed in our increasingly diverse nation.
A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute conducts seminars, workshops or lectures on a one-time only, or on a continuing basis. For more details, or to schedule an A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE program, contact your ADL Regional Office
Sample Lessons for:
Elementary and Middle School Students
High School Students: