We will continue our discussion of social stratification by turning towards ethnicity. While race alludes to those who share physical characteristics, ethnicity refers to those who share a common heritage, language or culture.






For January 26:

__ Read: Finish The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

__ Read: Common Native American Stereotypes Debunked

__Write a short answer to the following question:

Did stereotypes of Native Americans hurt Arnold when he went to Rearden High School?


Note to answer a short answer question use the following template:

 First sentence:  Answer the question directly

 Second sentence: explain what you mean – include an explanation of stereotype (look it up in your book)

 Third sentence: Paraphrase or use quote or example from the book

 Sentences 4-5: clarify/explain example/quote and how it answers the question.

 Concluding sentence: Confidently restate answer alluding to example/quote OR Point out how the opposite


What would you do if you heard someone say a racist remark?


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