New York, NY, September 12, 2006 … The latest in the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) series of free online anti-bias lesson plans explores the myths and stereotypes surrounding anti-Semitism.
ADL's Curriculum Connections is a series of original lesson plans that help K-12 educators integrate multicultural, anti-bias and social justice themes into their curricula.
The Fall 2006 installment, "Challenging Anti-Semitism: Debunking the Myths and Responding with Facts" teaches elementary, middle and high school students grades 3-12 how to challenge myths and stereotypes about Jewish people, and provides ways for young people to effectively respond to anti-Semitic incidents.
"Challenging Anti-Semitism: Debunking the Myths and Responding with Facts" consists of four lesson plans: Establishing Ground Rules (Grades 3 & up); Understanding Judaism and the Jewish Community (Grades 3-6); Using Facts to Respond to Anti-Semitism (Grades 8-12); and Anti-Semitism: Past and Present (10-12).
The lesson plan also contains a number of resources for educators, students and families, including a myths and facts booklet on anti-Semitism, a handbook on the teaching of religion in public schools, a teacher's guide for the 2004 Miramax film version of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, and a new multimedia curriculum on the Holocaust that includes video of first person testimony from Holocaust survivors.