Select and complete one of the writing assignments.



1. To help understand the diversity of backgrounds in a classroom, students can interview a parent, grandparent, or relative about ways in which they celebrated holidays, traveled, lived, etc. Younger kids can then draw pictures to illustrate something they were told and share it with the class. Older kids can write a report about what they learned, illustrate it, and share it with the class.


2. Write about an individual who overcame obstacles of prejudice to accomplish something worthwhile. This could be a great political leader, a teacher, or even a family member.


3.  Select a person you do not know very well. Make an effort to try to get to know him or her. Learn about his or her culture or background. Try to find ways in which you may be alike. Write about it.