Unit 3: Embracing Differences & Diversity Lesson 4
Lesson 4: Ending Implicit Bias
An explicit idea is something we deliberately think about, while an implicit idea is an unconscious thought or attitude that we may not be aware of. Sometimes, we hold implicit stereotypes about members of other groups or even our own group related to skill, ability, intelligence, level of hostility or violence, and other characteristics, regardless of whether the held ideas are actually true.
In this lesson, students explore how our implicit biases can impact our interactions with others, and they identify strategies that people can use to try to check or interrupt implicit bias.