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Diversity 01
A negative attitude towards others because of their colour, religion or ethnic origin is known as prejudice.

Diversity 01

When studying KS3 citizenship, diversity means cultural diversity. A culturally diverse community contains people from a wide variety of different cultures and backgrounds. These communities can be extremely interesting places in which to grow up. Children in diverse communities will have friends with different backgrounds and can learn a lot about the world and the way other cultures live.

Unfortunately, there are people who cannot see the benefits of living in a diverse culture. Some of them develop a negative attitude towards others because of their colour, religion or ethnic origin. These attitudes are called prejudices and are sometimes passed on from parents to children.

People with prejudices often forget (or don't realise) that they too have a diversity of ancestors.

Take for example the British. The earliest people who lived in Britain were family tribes who arrived here from the continent. Over the years, others arrived from different parts of Europe and also settled in Britain. In more modern history, England has been invaded by the Romans, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and the French. These invaders have all settled here and their cultures have been mixed as the generations passed, creating the British culture. Many of the words that appear in the English language have origins in different languages - Latin, Hindi, German, French, Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Viking and more. Other cultures and languages have been influenced in the same way.

1.
What are multiple identities?
Having at least one middle name
Imaginary friends
Owning two passports
The idea that we are all more than one thing
For example: Geordie/Catholic
2.
A negative attitude towards others because of their colour, religion or ethnic origin is known as what?
Prejudice
Pride
Respect
Tolerance
Prejudice is not a healthy attitude to have in a community as it leads to conflict
3.
When people flee their own country and seek a place of safety in another country, what do they apply for?
Accommodation
Asylum
Relief
Shelter
They are known as asylum seekers
4.
Which two languages had a major influence during the Middle English period?
French and Latin
German and French
German and Latin
Japanese and French
The study of the origins of a word is called etymology
5.
Old English, Middle English and Modern English: what are these periods referring to?
Age
Counties
Language
Religion
Old English is also known as Anglo-Saxon
6.
Who is the largest religious minority in the UK?
Hindus
Jews
Muslims
Sikhs
The Christian religions are the main ones in Britain
7.
Which one of these statements best describes a 'global citizen'?
Having a sense of universal equality
Having properties in more than five countries
Jetsetting around the world on business
Working for a local council
The term was used by US President Obama in 2008 in a speech in Berlin
8.
What is the title of the poem relating to diversity written by Benjamin Zephaniah?
The British
The Chinese
The Swedish
The Jamaicans
This is a poem that summarises the cultural diversity of Britain
9.
Being open-minded and accepting people for who they are, regardless of where they came from is known as what?
Discrimination
Persecution
Prejudice
Tolerance
Citizenship teaches that tolerance and understanding is more likely to lead to a peaceful and safe community
10.
Which of these is not a Germanic word?
Day
House
Tree
Zero
Zero is Arabic
Author:  Frank Evans

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