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Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences


We are all different. We are all the same.

Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day!

It's tough for a lot of people to understand this!  

Right now, there are a whole lot of angry people out there bullying each other... and it isn't just kids. 

But the kids are watching, and learning from what they see around them.
Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day!
How can we help children learn to appreciate the differences in others? 


The most important thing we can do is be role models: show them to appreciate and celebrate the good in others. 

Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day!
Talk to them. 
Let them see you talking to others... all kinds of people!

Read to them. Read books about different kinds of people!

Whether it's Black History month (February) or Women's History Month (March) or Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May) or National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) or even National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October), there's plenty of books to share with children that show the importance of different kinds of people. Here are a few to help you out with Black History Month: (These books are Amazon affiliate links, which means I get credit for sending you to Amazon, but it doesn't cost you a cent!)


Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day!  Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day! Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day!


Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day! 

A couple of books for Women's History Month:

Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day!Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day! 





Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day!


And here are a few books to celebrate the best in everyone!

Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day!   


Here's a little activity that you can use with your students to get their minds thinking about what is fair. It's perfect for sharing about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Black History Month, Women's History Month, or anytime you want the children thinking about respecting others! Just or Unjust?
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Just-or-Unjust-a-Civics-Sorting-Activity-190743?utm_source=diversity%20blog%20post&utm_campaign=Just%20or%20Unjust


More than anything, please model kindness!  Here's a great video that touches my heart that says everything I want to say about modeling kindness.



Honestly, I firmly believe embracing and modeling diversity is just as important as reading and writing!

Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day!

These topics are great for research, as you can see from Enjoy Teaching!

Have you been wondering how to differentiate your biography research project? Just add a higher level of complexity for high learners. It's perfect for third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade students.

Some ideas about celebrating Black History Month from  Those Who Love Teaching.

Five tips to help you plan your African American history month unit. Teach facts for kids and avoid misconceptions.  Black history month is a time to learn about heroes of the abolitionist and civil rights movements.  From Harriet Tubman, Frederick Dougla 
 Here's a great way to combine Dr. King's life with Google maps from Two Boys and a Dad!
Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day! 

Here's another blog post I've written about Sharing Kindness
 Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day!

Diversity Matters: Celebrating Our Differences!  We have a few big celebrations of diversity in our calendar, but seriously, we should be celebrating diversity and embracing our differences every single day!
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