Aida Mia Alic
Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina grow up in a divided society where prejudice and stereotypes against “the other” are visible in every corner. In some parts of the country they attend schools where they are divided by their ethnicity, and in such communities they are forbidden to learn or spend time together. Taking this situation into account, we have designed a programme focused on peace-building education, where we teach children of different ages about diversity, tolerance, peace, etc. This lesson will be incorporated into the current peace-building programme with the aim of specifically addressing discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes that these children are exposed to daily.
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Watching the Disney animated movie “Zootopia” will be the cutest way for kids to learn about prejudice, racism and cultural diversity, through the eyes of bunny officer Judy Hopps (the first rabbit to become a cop) and the fast-talking fox Nick Wilde (a sly street hustler), in a world where animals have evolved into a civilization where predators and prey learn to coexist in harmony, destroying the walls of discrimination and marginalization.
Syed Hassan Ali
My lesson plan is based on two videos showing how discrimination against women takes place. From there on, the learners are introduced to the online tool Stories that Move, from which they are asked to pick a video of their choice and explain to the class in pairs why they were moved by the video they have chosen from the online tool Stories that Move.
This lesson will be held in the first or second month of high school. The students will learn the meaning and the consequences of grade-based discrimination, defined as unequal treatment based on grades, and they will also learn to identify, value, and support each other’s strengths.
The lesson plan will cover disabilities: teens and disability, animals and disability, and understanding why premature assumptions may lead to prejudice or discrimination.
During these three English lessons, students expand their vocabulary through activities connected with presenting themselves to other students. They write a list of their life values and share it with other students while explaining each of these life values. They use character adjectives and set phrases to describe themselves to other students. They compare their lists and see if there are similarities between them. Students work with the Stories that Move toolbox. They also study Queen Elizabeth’s coat of arms and what it consists of and create their own unique coat of arms to present themselves. Finally, they give feedback to other students.
Konstantina Eirini Koufou
This lesson plan is theme-focused on antisemitism as an aspect of discrimination. With the use of tools provided by Anne Frank House and specifically StM (mainly from Learning Path 2), students are expected to be aware of this tendency as a growing global issue related to racism and prejudice. Besides gaining knowledge about basic key terms, the students will be able to express themselves on a matter of significance since they could already be discriminated upon their religion, nationality, gender or other personal traits in the present or the future.
MANEA ANDA MIHAELA
This lesson plan stresses the importance of the individual responsibility that we all have to treat everyone with respect. The children explore the meaning of the word „respect” for themselves, their peers, and, also, for laws and authorities. They will discover different life situations, and will reflect on prejudices and stereotypes in accepting others. Finally, the children will explore the consequences of prejudices and stereotypes and learn why they are harmful, and which media channels have been conveying them.
After watching one or more of the introductory videos proposed by Stories That Move, learners will reflect on their own identity and describe the roles they assume (speaking / writing) – this connects well to the topic “My strengths and weaknesses” in grade 9. They will critically discuss what makes people different and will create a class poster on identities. We will relate this knowledge to a literary text (reading / speaking), an extract from “The Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuka, which talks about picture brides, young, Japanese women that travelled by boat to America, and in which a very peculiar account of we and them is given.