Diversity group activity building a house together

Build A House

Build A House

Topic: Importance of Diversity

Empowerment Lesson Video: Importance of Diversity


  • Shoe box or small box
  • Glue
  • Lego home pieces – doors, windows, trees, etc.
  • Small doll furniture pieces
  • Pebbles
  • Other craft materials could be -- craft pom pom balls, tin foil, tissue paper, etc.

Video Discussion:

Tell students they will be watching the video Importance of Diversity. Explain that the video presents role models talking about the importance of diversity, such as the different ways people have of solving problems.

After viewing the video, ask students to offer their questions, comments, reactions and responses to the video.

Activity Instructions:

  1. Divide the students into small groups of three or four, depending on the total number of students. Each group will be constructing a house.
  2. Evenly distribute the building materials to each group.
  3. Assign each student a role to play in the building - architect, landscape designer, interior decorator, etc.
  4. Have students construct their houses, keeping the groups separate so they don’t see what the others are doing.
  5. After completion, present the houses. Have a group discussion comparing the differences in design that each group came up with and how the students experienced playing their roles and working together as a team.
Hand adds red lego decoration to fron top of model house
Hand sets house model into place on table
Hand places pebble landscaping in front of model house
Undecorated house model with start of rock landscaping
Diversity group activity building a house together
Two rows of pebble landscaping in front of model house