We Are Not All The Same



This lesson will introduce students to the concept of valuing diversity and how to adapt to it in the workplace.

Please Note: Students will be using as reference textbook "Personal Development for Life and Work," 9 edition by Wallace and Masters, ISBN: 97-0-538-44148-3. Publisher: Sout-Western Cengage Learning. Chapter 14 - "Valueing Diversity" will be used used for this lesson.

Lesson Time

Lecture and Activities
120 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (3)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (9)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Explain how employers are coping with diversity and how they expect workers to adapt and react to it in the workplace.
  • Describe the ethnic and minority composition of the workplace.
  • Demonstrate tolerance and understanding for coworkers who might be subjected to discrimination, prejudice, and stereotyping, and how cultural conflict and misunderstanding can be avoided or resolved. Ex
  • Explain how employers are required to recongnize and avoid unfair or illegal discrimination and prejudice in the workplace.
  • Explain how employers are expected to respond to the federal statutes prohibiting employment discrimination in the workplace.
  • Explain what sexual harassment is and how it should be dealt with in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how you might deal with personal experiences involving prejudice and discrimination.

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