Below are a few questions to use as a template to begin discussion with your students. Please customize as you see fit for your classroom.

Discussion Questions for Classroom

What is your identity? 

Do you think that your race defines your identity? 

How do you think you are identified in the world? What about with your group of friends? 

Do you think that people try to change their identity to fit in with different groups/individuals? Why? 

Have you ever tried to change your identity to meet others expectations? If so, how? 

Do you think that the rules highlighted in the reading apply to everyone in the world? Why or why not? 

Think of one rule you currently have to follow. Do you think that the rule is fair? Why or why not? What would you change about this rule? 

If you had to come up with your own set of rules, what would they be? 

What is power? What/who gives people power? 

What power was talked about in the reading and do you think the power was used correctly/fairly? 

Do you think power is given to one person or should it be given to multiple people? Why? 

What is one power you wish you had? How do you think you could gain this power? 

What power do you think could end racism?



Activities for Classroom

Draw a self-portrait.

Listen to or learn a song in a different language.

Hold a multi-cultural day & eat food from a different culture.

Make a homemade passport, and teach the students about different countries and cultures.

Learn how to say "Thank You" in multiple languages.

Research money from around the world, and draw pictures of coins and bills from the currency.

Write or draw what you have in common with someone who looks different than you.

Write or draw some differences that exist between someone who looks different than you.

Research different holidays that are celebrated in different countries & cultures.



Discussion Questions for Home

Do you think that your race defines your identity?

Do you think that people try to change their identity to fit in with different groups/individuals? Why?

What is power? What/who gives people power?

Do you think power is given to one person or should it be given to multiple people? Why?

What power do you think could end racism?

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