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Stereotypes

Topic

Stereotypes

Subject

Spanish

Grades

8th

Overview: Students use the ladder of inference to analyze different cultural perspectives presented in a variety of short readings.  Different perspectives (e.g. conclusions, beliefs) are discussed in class.  Throughout the quarter, students keep track of their mental models about cultural differences in a journal.

ST Concepts & Habits

Concepts:

  • Mental models

  • Change over time

 

Habits of a systems thinker:

  • Changes perspectives to increase understanding

ST Tools

  • Ladder of inference

Standards

Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between perspectives, products, practices, and other components of the target culture.

  • Know cultural traditions and celebrations that exist in the target culture.

Implemented by: Maritza Everist and Lee Tompkins

Submitted by: Anne LaVigne

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