Many of the materials in this section can be used to meet the 8 hour diversity requirement for extension educators.
The demographic makeup of the United States has changed dramatically in the last 25 years, and it will continue to change. Living and working in our society will require each of us to become increasingly aware of the challenge of cultural change. This publication provides an overview of the concept of cultural diversity, and can help you become more aware of the various dimensions of diversity, your own cultural identity, and your own attitudes, perceptions, and feelings about various aspects of diversity.
This publication features six different activities that can be used to help youth and adults understand and appreciate diversity. It includes a discussion of why appreciating diversity is important, suggestions on when and where the activities can be used, and references and resources for more information about diversity issues.
This booklet is a collection of ice breakers designed to start conversation about diversity. It is for teachers or session leaders to use as a basis to discuss diversity. Diversity is discussed in a broad sense in this publication through a variety of stories and poems. Each story and poem is set up as an activity that includes a brief discussion and several thought-provoking questions.
This publication is a continuation of Diversity Discussion Starters, with a selection of different activities to promote discussion about diversity.
PowerPoint presentations on diversity topics