Racism, year 9

Related topics: Tolerance, M.L.King Junior Day, Holocaust – Let Us Never Forget

Background Information


The science of skin color - Angela Koine Flynn | TED-Ed
The science of skin color – Angela Koine Flynn | TED-Ed (5 min)http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-skin-color-angela-koine-flynn?utm_source=TED-Ed+Subscribers&utm_campaign=dd52be2f81-2013_09_219_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1aaccced48-dd52be2f81-47030601 When ultraviolet sunlight hits our skin, it affects each of us differently.
A 5-min TED-talk with transcript and activities

 

Starters

What about You?

What about You?http://web.archive.org/web/20031204154326/http://4dw.net/besteacher/alien.htmlOnce upon a time, there were three aliens. One was from Alpha Zooks, one from Befar Zeeks, and the third was from Sugigeeks. They were all best friends and had been for…

 

Confronting racism face-to-face - BBC News - YouTube

Confronting racism face-to-face – BBC News – YouTube (4:30)https://youtu.be/jiTXnKEyecgIn a 4.5-min video clip, Mo Asumang reveals insights to a racist’s mind worth sharing and discussing.

 

Vocabulary

Racism - Vocabulary List : Vocabulary.com

Racism – Vocabulary List : Vocabulary.comhttp://vocab.com/lists/700646Learn 40 words from this theme. To practise them you will need to log in.

 

ESL Cafe's Idea Cookbook - Racism Redefined--A Cultural Conversation

ESL Cafe’s Idea Cookbook – Racism Redefined–A Cultural Conversationhttp://www.eslcafe.com/idea/index.cgi?display:982001377-17862.txtThis is a wonderful activity that gets your students thinking about issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism and prejudice.

 

Defining Multicultural Terminology | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice

Defining Multicultural Terminology | Teaching Tolerance – Diversity, Equity and Justicehttp://www.tolerance.org/exchange/defining-multicultural-terminologyAs a veteran teacher of English, literature and history, I have employed many different lessons to encourage my students to seek understanding of other cultures.

 

Lesson Plans

Strangers | Film English

Strangers | Film Englishhttp://film-english.com/2011/04/25/lesson-plan-on-racism/This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film called Strangers directed by Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv, and the theme of racism.

 

Celebr8 by Levi Tafari | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Celebr8 by Levi Tafari
Downloadable activities based on the poem Celebr8. (Use at least the first two verses.) Activity pages 1-3 and 10 recommended. There are slight discrepancies in the poem text compared to the audio.
ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Racial Discrimination Dayhttp://www.eslholidaylessons.com/03/international_day_for_the_elimination_of_racial_discrimination.htmlListening and/or Reading Text with multiple vocabulary exercises

 

Viewing

A former neo-Nazi skinhead decided to change and is now trying to stop the spread of hate. - YouTube
A former neo-Nazi skinhead decided to change and is now trying to stop the spread of hate. – YouTube (3:17)https://youtu.be/03fHvuzgfnMChristian Picciolini, author of “Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead” tells his story.

ABC - What Would You Do? - Racism in America - YouTube

ABC – What Would You Do? – Racism in America – YouTube (6:34)https://youtu.be/ti5ZFmglzV4Would You Stop A Bike Thief? Part 1: Did this man lose his key, or is he trying to steal a bike?

 

Father of White Girl Rejects Black Boyfriend | "What Would You Do?" - YouTube

Father of White Girl Rejects Black Boyfriend | “What Would You Do?” – YouTube (8:42)https://youtu.be/bjGLECNnxKEWhat would you do if you are White and your daughter had a black boyfriend?

 

Muslim woman called a "Terrorist" AMAZING father of a Soldier stands up for Muslims - YouTube

Muslim woman called a “Terrorist” AMAZING father of a Soldier stands up for Muslims – YouTube (9:15)https://youtu.be/FbWmBUONtFYWould You Stop discrimination? An actor portraying a veiled Muslim woman is refused service and racially abused in front on onlookers.

 

What Would You Do Interracial Couple Harassed (ABC New) - YouTube

What Would You Do Interracial Couple Harassed (ABC New) – YouTube (9:01)https://youtu.be/wf6_R559RwgWhat would you do if you saw restaurant patrons insulting an interracial couple? Primetime from ABC News

 

Mexican Ladies Insulted By White People | "What Would You Do?" - YouTube

Mexican Ladies Insulted By White People | “What Would You Do?” – YouTube (7:23)https://youtu.be/KHW0Gs-Lg68A Hispanic mother and daughter are trying to enjoy their meal when suddenly white customers insult them for their race. What would you do?

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Freedom Riders: The Young Witness - YouTube

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Freedom Riders: The Young Witness – YouTube (4:59) https://youtu.be/r1EDOL9II0sJanie Forsyth McKinney was twelve years old when the Freedom Riders came through her hometown of Anniston, Alabama, on May 14, 1961.
A heart-rending, true story from the South in the 60s.

 

They held up racist signs at a basketball game, so he went on TV and gave them a piece of his mind.

They held up racist signs at a basketball game, so he went on TV and gave them a piece of his mind. (3:01) http://www.upworthy.com/they-held-up-racist-signs-at-a-basketball-game-so-he-went-on-tv-and-gave-them-a-piece-of-his-mind?c=ufb1In Texas he is a well-known face. He tells us who is to blame for the youngsters’ racism.

 

A C-SPAN caller asked a black guest how to stop being prejudiced. Here’s how she responded. – The Washington Post (3:19) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/08/24/a-c-span-caller-asked-a-black-guest-how-to-stop-being-prejudiced-heres-how-she-responded/A white man called into C-SPAN’s Washington Journal seeking advice from the show’s African-American guest

 

Listening

Listen A Minute.com | Online ESL Activity on Racismhttp://www.listenaminute.com/r/racism-sq.htmListen to the text and try to recreate it by choosing from three options at a time.

 

Discussion

ESL: Educate, School, Learn: 20 Questions: Racism

ESL: Educate, School, Learn: 20 Questions: Racismhttp://esl-educate-school-learn.blogspot.se/2012/02/20-questions-racism.html Define racism. Designate a couple of questions per group to discuss. Each group can later lead a general discussion in class.

 

Final Words

Little Things You Can Do To Combat Racism - YouTube

Don’t be afraid to start a dialogue.

 

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