In Group Favoritism

This resource demonstrates a tangible way for middle and high school teachers to teach the nature of in-group favoritism and the importance of active inclusion.  The entry on comes with a variety of recommended resources and a high-level lesson plan that should enable educators to adapt the lesson to their classroom.

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TypeExamples - Lesson Plans
How to Use

As an individual: As a teacher, consider how in-group favoritism already surfaces in your classroom and/or your life.  What is the impact?  Then, determine how you can adapt the lesson to meet your classroom’s specific needs.  How can you arrange the activities to heighten engagement?  How can you ensure honesty and sincerity on the part of students?

As a staff: Assess how favoritism surfaces school-wide - in the halls, at lunch, and in/around extracurricular activities.  How can the lessons from this framework be applied to combat exclusion and increase belonging?

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