Grade 4 Religion Lesson Plans
LESSON 1: Discrimination
Two 40-minute periods
Specific Curriculum Outcome:
8.1 Recognize different forms of discrimination
To recognize the effects of discrimination
Skills and Processes:
In this lesson students will
- View to locate information on the Let’s Teach About Women website
- Explore ideas and issues with others
Students will engage in a group activity to learn about the effects of discrimination. They will then visit the Let’s Teach About Women website to find examples of discrimination against women in society.
The teacher will divide the class into groups by gender. The female group will be given a special privilege.
Students will engage in a class discussion. Suggested questions:
- How did you feel when you received this privilege?
- How did you feel when you did not receive a privilege?
- Did you think that the teacher was being fair?
- Do you feel this was an example of discrimination? Why or why not?
- Have you experienced discrimination? Give examples.
- How do you think discrimination affects people?
Teachers will instruct students to visit the Let’s Teach About Women website to find examples of discrimination and the measures used to fight it. Possible examples students could explore are the Matrimonial Property Act, Jury Duty Reform Act, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 28. After they view the site, you may wish to review the content with them to ensure they understand what each specific act of discrimination was about.
LESSON 2: Discrimination (con’t)
Students will engage in a class discussion on ways to overcome discrimination. Suggested questions:
- Discuss how your awareness of discrimination has changed because of your research on the topic.
- Based on the information that you found on the LTAW website, what measures did the women’s movement use to fight discrimination?
- Would those measures work for you today? Why? Why not?
- As a class, choose a form of discrimination that exists locally and develop a plan that would be effective in fighting it.
Teachers will evaluate students on their ability to:
- Contribute to class discussion
- View to locate information
- Draw conclusions