What's the difference between equality and equity?

There have been many conversations going on about equity and equality in education. You might hear these words on TV or on social media, but what do these words mean? What is the difference? Our new SEL lesson offers an answer.


Elementary Lesson

Please start by sharing this video with your students

Instructions: Watch the video, then think about the following questions:

  1. What did you learn from this video? 
  2. What is the difference between equity and equality? 
  3. Can you think of a situation you’ve been in that hasn’t been fair? 
  4. What can you do to treat others fairly? 

Next, find a friend or family member to talk to about your answers.


Secondary Lesson

Please start by sharing this video with your students

Instructions: Watch the video, then think about the following questions:

  1. What is the difference between equality and equity?
  2. Have you ever been in a situation where you felt you weren’t treated fairly?
  3. Have you ever had to defend a person that wasn’t being treated with equity?
  4. What can you do to treat others with equity?

Next, find a friend or family member to talk to about your answers.


See you next week for our next lesson!