Micro Agressions

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Broad, Lifelong Goal/s & Rationale: In order for students to begin to develop empathy for a different group of people, they must first understand the reality of marginalized groups of people. Reading infographics is a quick way for students to read a lot of information in a short amount of time. Students should also learn how to read and understand the various ways in which information can be presented. Reading an Info-graphic can be challenging and overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin, and students should begin to gain experiences with reading information that is displayed visually to provide information. 3. Specific Daily Objective: • Today students will begin to learn how to read Infographics that display different statistical…show more content…
Methods: Micro-Aggressions Introduce o “What are micro-aggressions? Please watch the video.” (After students watch the video) Write down as many quotes as you can remember (Allow time for students to write). Now that you have watched the video, what are micro-aggressions, and are they micro? o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNoVSusaAVE o Shit People Say with…show more content…
Micro aggressions cause people to have self-doubt, more anxiety, sadness, frustration, and confusion. Imagine if someone had to hear the same micro-aggression every single day, and day after day. Every time someone reminds them that they are different from everyone else, that they aren’t normal is a time that someone is reminding that person of their differentness. Usually, this is something that a person can’t change. According to the American Medical Association, stress is the basic cause of more than 60% of all human illnesses and diseases. Stress related conditions represent 75%-90% of all doctor related visits. So every single time a person is reminded of their differentness they are being killed slowly. Every time that person hears the same micro-aggressions their health is being slowly chipped away, because micro-aggressions cause stress and stress causes people to die earlier. So every time you are using a micro-aggression towards a person you are slowly killing them. You are consciously making the choice to hurt someone

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