SO…What’s the Challenge?

What does it feel like to be the victim of intolerance? Class members engage in activities, watch a video, and reflect on their own experiences with intolerance or discrimination before creating a project designed to combat intolerance toward those with intellectual disabilities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Arrange for a school-wide sharing of the project products
Classroom Considerations

  • Set aside a significant amount of time to debrief the first activity so that class members are able to generalize from their experience to that of the rights of others
  • A safe and respectful classroom environment must be in place for the discussion of emotionally charged issues
  • Research Jane Elliott and the controversy surrounding her blue eyes/brown eyes experiment before deciding to use the first activity with your class
Pros

  • The packet includes the carefully scaffolded lesson, detailed directions for the activities, and links to all required materials
Cons

  • None