What is the difference between equity and equality?
What is fair?
Why is equity important?
What are the barriers to equity in education?
What is needed for education to become more equitable?
Where can I learn more?
What will students learn?
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to…
- Recognize that although people look different on the outside, everyone is of equal value
- Understand and explain the difference between equality and equity
- Apply their understanding of equity to redefine fairness
- Identify examples of fair and unfair treatment from their everyday life
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