Name one way to classify items?
Labels are used to describe and categorize people, products, or ideas. Labels can be helpful in understanding differences, but they can also be hurtful and lead to discrimination. It's important to think critically about labels and the messages behind them.
Labels: What Do They Mean?
Label: A name placed upon an object or an individual to identify and describe it. Categorization: The process of dividing items into groups based on shared characteristics. Stereotype: An oversimplified generalization about a group of people without regard for individual differences.
The first U.S. patent for a printed label was issued in 1844 to a man named J. H. Johnston. The earliest labels were made by hand by someone writing with a quill or pen and then attaching it to a product. In 1879, the first machine to mass produce labels was invented by M. R. Pomeroy.
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Work together in pairs: What do you think are the benefits and drawbacks of using labels to categorize people?
How can labels influence our perception of others and ourselves?
Work together in pairs: What are some of the positive and negative effects of labeling people?
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In HTML, which tag is used to create a label?
Which attribute is commonly used with the <label> tag to associate it with an input element?
What is the purpose of a label in programming?
- To store data in memory
- To identify and describe a piece of code
- To style elements on a webpage
In CSS, how can you select all elements with a specific label class?
Which programming language uses labels for branching and jumping within code execution?
- Assembly Language