Examining the escalation of hate from bias attitudes to genocide.
This is an excellent 20-30 minute lesson created by the Anti-Defamation League. It provides definitions for several key terms, engaging students in their applications.
Purpose: To provide an opportunity for students to examine the escalating nature of hate and to consider the difficulty of stopping the progression once it begins. For grades 6-12.
The Pyramid of Hate presents a visual image to demonstrate how the seeds of hate, once planted, can quickly grow from biased ideas to hate violence. The following is provided to assist in presenting the concept of the tendency of hate to escalate when unchecked.
Includes a worksheet - "The Reality Behind The Words" which asks students to match the terms to real-life examples.