Human diversity is differences in groups or individuals. This includes but not limited to age, sex, gender, race, sexual preference, religion, education, abilities, perspective, values, and experiences. To promote human diversity we try to respect and value people's differences and uniqueness.
Diversity is essential to further creativity and through diversity we as humans can better adapt to the world and our surroundings. However times arise where humans are oppressed for their differences. In art, human diversity is often celebrated. We have also seen through prints, paintings, propaganda and photography how because of peoples differences they have been oppressed. Art is an avenue to reveal our worlds diversity, the good and the bad.
Rationale for Teaching
Human diversity as an enduring idea for teaching and learning allows multiple disciplines to engage in the study of examining different groups or individuals. The idea of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. When becoming more knowledgeable of what makes groups or an individual different it can help the learners realize that these different traits are not something that is a negative but something positive and unique. By studying human diversity, they will see how we are constantly going through times of struggle when it comes to acceptance. When learning about human diversity, they can learn to be more accepting, knowledgeable, and open to change.
- Diversity of groups and individuals have traits that are unique
- Oppression/repression of human diversity
- A diverse human community is more creative
- How are groups and individuals unique?
- How are people oppressed? How can oppression lead to more or less diversity in a group?
- Why is diversity important?