This compilation has several purposes. It is meant to gather OER sources on health literacy related to body weight, nutrition, and movement, and it is meant to problematize the cultural meaning of these readings. Roughly, this anthology is divided into two parts—informational and theoretical–but the two parts inform each other as parts of a larger conceptual discussion of how medical research and journalism influence and are influenced by social stereotypes, constructed ideas about bodies, food, and individual choices within social systems.
People are often biased against others outside of their own social group, showing prejudice (emotional bias), stereotypes (cognitive bias), and discrimination (behavioral bias). Biases can explicit (overt and conscious) or more implicit (automatic, ambiguous, and ambivalent). In the 21st century, however, with social group categories even more complex, biases may be transforming.
This activity has students practice their listening and comprehension skills. They will identify stereotypes from the target language and culture, and also practice describing themselves and someone they know (nationality, name, characteristics).
Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor 120,000 Japanese Americans and 881 Aleuts were incarcerated in camps for over three years during WWII. Nonetheless Japanese Americans and Native Americans had shown their loyalty to the United States in various ways. The no-no boys who responded ‘no’ to a loyalty questionnaire, the ones who served in the U.S. military, the legal challengers who tried to uphold the U.S. Constitution, and those who fought for redress and repatriation are all loyal Americans. They fought for democracy, the rule of law, and to defend their country, America. They are all loyal Americans.
2021 Social Science Standards Integrated with Ethnic Studies:
Civics and Government: HS.1, HS.2, HS.9
Historical Knowledge: HS.52, HS.61, HS.64, HS.65, HS.66
Social Science Analysis: HS.71, HS.73, HS.74, HS.75