On February 3, 2015, all Advocate Groups met to discuss Tolerance. Miss Hill’s class focused on tolerance by looking at stereotypes. Students participated in an activity where 10 statements were posted to the board. Each student received the face of a teenager (no students from Heritage Academy) and had to match the teenager to the statement. Students discussed the stereotypes behind the statements and if they were aware of them.
Students agreed that stereotypes can be uncomfortable to talk about, but it is a conversation that should be had. Stereotypes, or over-generalizations about a group of people, are quite hurtful. Each student wrote a statement in reference to stereotypes about their culture. The cover photo is a collage of those statements.
Don’t let stereotypes stop you from meeting new people!