Acceptance

October is Mango Tango!

“Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.”
~ Albert Ellis

  • Acceptance is the willingness to embrace feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own.
  • Acceptance is the ability to experience or survive something unpleasant.
  • Acceptance is the willingness to tolerate a difficult or unpleasant situation.
  • We all have the human need and right to be accepted.

I am unique.
You are unique.
We all have the right to be accepted!

For this month’s hallway display, you will write one word that describes how you are unique.

Let’s try an activity!

Think of how you are unique or different. Share your uniqueness with a partner.
It is important to celebrate our uniqueness, but it also important to find how we are connect.  Turn to a partner and find one or more things that you have in common.

Finding connections with others is a way to show acceptance!

Here is a book trailer for, Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation.

Read the full book in class or listen to it here, Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation. Practice acceptance by understanding Sylvia’s experiences.  How would you show acceptance to Sylvia and her family?

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