Lesson 9 Stereotypes


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Lesson 9 Stereotypes

  1. 1. Stereotypes
  2. 2. What is a stereotype? <ul><li>An oversimplified idea or image about a certain group of people that is widely accepted by others </li></ul><ul><li>With a partner, complete the phrases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Men are … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beijing people are … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shanghai people are … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People in Guangdong … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Girls from Chongqing are … </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Examples <ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All Americans have guns. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Black people are the best athletes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese people always eat rice. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Other examples of stereotypes <ul><li>Stereotypes can occur within different ethnic groups, social classes, religious groups and opposite sexes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower class people are uneducated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jewish people are good with money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Men are stronger than women </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why do stereotypes occur? <ul><li>Stereotypes arise as a way of explaining or justifying differences between groups </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of exposure to other groups, cultures, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I saw this in a movie or TV show.” </li></ul>
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  10. 10. American Stereotypes <ul><li>Americans are fat. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans make a lot of money, so they are rich. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans live in big houses. </li></ul><ul><li>Every American has a car and knows how to drive. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans love eating McDonald's and KFC. </li></ul><ul><li>You can tell if someone is American by looking at them. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans are free do whatever they want. </li></ul><ul><li>All Americans have guns, so there is more crime. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans like war. </li></ul><ul><li>All Americans are very open. </li></ul>
  11. 11. With a partner, discuss these questions <ul><li>How do you think stereotypes affect the relationship between China and America? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think it is important for people to see past these stereotypes? Why or why not? </li></ul><ul><li>If you said yes, what can you do to help others see past these stereotypes? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Chinese stereotypes <ul><li>All Chinese people are short. </li></ul><ul><li>All Chinese people are good at math and science. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese people eat rice and noodles everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese people live with their parents all their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese people are always suspicious of non-Chinese people. </li></ul><ul><li>All Chinese people know how to grow rice. </li></ul><ul><li>All Chinese people are Kungfu masters. </li></ul><ul><li>Every Chinese person owns a bicycle. </li></ul><ul><li>All Chinese people have poor vision. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese people are extremely competitive. </li></ul>
  13. 13. With a partner, discuss these questions <ul><li>How did these stereotypes make you feel? (Did any of them make you laugh, surprised, angry? Why?) </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes can be positive or negative - which of these do you think were positive, and which were negative? </li></ul><ul><li>Some people think that even positive stereotypes can lead to discrimination, do you agree or disagree? And why? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Are these stereotypes? <ul><li>Japanese women are gentle. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans are very independent. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese people use chopsticks to eat. </li></ul><ul><li>Girls are emotional. </li></ul><ul><li>Boys are good at sports. </li></ul><ul><li>China is a communist country. </li></ul><ul><li>French people love food. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese people are good at memorizing things. </li></ul><ul><li>India has many people. </li></ul><ul><li>The people in India are poor and dirty. </li></ul>
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