Bias

February 6, 2020

This activity aims to cultivate students' empathy for those who face bias or discrimination stemming from the coronavirus by inviting them to reflect on the words of those affected. 

February 4, 2020

This lesson provides factual information for students about the coronavirus aimed at preventing students from targeting classmates who are thought to be from China. 

February 2, 2020

Basic guidelines on how to counter biased or uninformed student responses to the novel coronavirus. 

December 19, 2018

Cassie Schwerner connects Morningside Center’s work to brain science at a panel discussion at the American Museum of Natural History

November 27, 2016

Students learn about opposition to past waves of U.S. immigrants and consider Donald Trump's immigration stance in light of that history.  

October 30, 2015

This activity is part of the Anti-Defamation League's Table Talk series, which provides conversation starters, questions, and resources for parents to talk with their children about current events.   

September 19, 2015

Students share their thoughts and feelings about the experience of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old boy, a Muslim, who was arrested when school staff feared that the clock he had constructed and brought to school was a bomb.  Students read and discuss tweets from #IStandwithAhmed and view a brief video...

September 13, 2015

Students learn about the debate in Europe over how to handle the current influx of refugees, consider the difference between refugees and migrants, and reflect on a poem by one former refugee.  

April 24, 2013

These general guidelines are aimed at helping to make our schools safe and supportive environments for youngsters with these backgrounds; and to prevent and counter expressions of bias against these groups in any school.