Discovering diversity in many mediums.

You can use popular songs or articles that relate to other points in your cirrriculum to highlight and start a disscusion.
Below you will find prompting questions to the Simon and Garfunkel song, "At the Zoo." Though, you could pick another song or article and draft similar prompting questions to get discussions rolling.

Music Analysis.

"At the Zoo," by Simon and Garfunkel

Use the questions below to promote conversation about this song and diversity. 

  • Start by listening to the song and writing down the labels of each animal.
  • Students can get into groups identify a stereotype. They can then explain and justify the stereotypes.
  • Where did the songwriter come up with the stereotypes for each animal?
  • They can discuss wether each label is fair and relate this to the judgements of people.