A Lesson in Geography Case Study

Read the article, “A New Student and a Lesson in Geography” case study and answer the questions
provide below.
What were Mr. McDonald’s assumptions about Peter and on what did he base them?
What kind of erroneous assumptions have you observed school personnel make based on socioeconomic
What kind of background information should teachers obtain about their new students to avoid the kinds of
problems in this story? When no background information is available, how can teachers avoid making
How could you help students in your classes/school understand the importance of getting to know another
person rather than making assumptions based on prejudgments?

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