Every year, we hear of students and educators whose Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes, bolster systems of oppression or even make light of hate. In these cases, a simple conversation might have prevented a lot of harm. We hope you'll take the time to talk with your students about their Halloween costume choices this year—and think carefully about your own. Here's a place to start.
Mix It Up at Lunch Day!
While schools can host Mix It Up at Lunch on any day, millions of students around the world will participate on the national day—set for October 22 this year!
As Halloween approaches, how are you talking to your students about the impact of their costume choices? Here are three techniques any educator can try.
This lesson, adaptable across grades, can help students think critically about the ways Halloween costumes are marketed and how certain costumes perpetuate stereotypes. For school Halloween celebrations, the activity can be used to develop guidelines for acceptable costumes.
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