Did you know black cats are harder to find homes for due to the stigma that they are bad luck? We want to end this stereotype! We are all different and Lesson 1.2, About Me/About You in the Grade 6 curriculum, discusses how the best way to get to know someone is to spend time with them. Diversity is key to the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum and getting to know one another is where it starts.
Compiling material learned in the lessons will provide students with an opportunity for reflection, as well as continuity and sense of accomplishment. The process of identifying individual characteristics and traits will help students gain a stronger sense of self-confidence; when they share this information in class, they will understand the similarities and differences among people, gain appreciation for diversity, and also realize that they often don’t fully know their classmates and other people. Such awareness has been shown to increase students’ sensitivity to disparity and capacity for empathy for others from different backgrounds. Try it yourself using the Mutt-i-grees Manuscript.