Lesson 2: Racism and prejudice in school


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This lesson contains 13 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.

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Program lesson 2
  1. Welcome!
  2. Discuss homework
  3. Chapter 2: Why are some people prejudiced?
  4. Get to work!

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Task 3: After reading
Find the answers to these questions in the text, and then compare with a partner:
1. Why is Glenthorne High School described as ethnically diverse? How does it compare to your school experience?
2. Why is unconscious bias difficult to identify? How did they identify it in this programme?
3. What is “colour blindness” in this context? Why does Dr Rollock think it is problematic?
4. What are affinity groups? What was the main difference between the two groups?
5. Why did some people not like the documentary?

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Task 3
1. Just under 50% of students are from black or minority ethnic backgrounds, and just over 50% are white. 
2. Because we don’t know we have these preferences
3. It's an approach that ignores the experiences of black and ethnic minority people in the UK. 
4. There was an affinity group for the white pupils, and one for the black and other minority pupils. 
5. Because it caused discomfort for the pupils. 

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Task 4: Language focus: Collocations
Look at the highlighted collocations in the text. What do they mean? Can you use them to complete these sentences?
1. The decision to raise taxes ______ _____________, as many people felt it was unfair, whilst others thought it was good for society.
2. Her views on climate change are _____ _________ by the scientific community.
3. There is a _______ ________ between what people say they want to do, and what they actually do.
4. We believe that if we __________ ______ _____ __ at a young age, we have a better chance of having a more equal society for all races in the future
5. London has always been a __________ _________ city, with many people from all over the world living there.

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Task 4
1. Proved controversial
2. Widely accepted 
2. Tackle racism head-on
3. Significant difference 
4. Ethnically diverse 

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Read §2.1 (page 22-23)
Make questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
For question 4: Don't talk about the UK but the Netherlands

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Lesson goals chapter 2
You will:
  • Understand key terms such as prejudice, racism and discrimination
  • Make links between beliefs, behavior and prejudice
  • Investigate the ways in which people respond to racist behavior
  • Reflect on whether or not religion adds to or reduces prejudice
  • We need to understand what it means to be part of a multi-cultural society and how religious and non-religious responses can help in supporting tolerance and acceptance between people
  • It is important to understand how racism develops as a result of factors such as wealth, history, fear and lack of knowledge

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Key Words - §2.1
Stereotype = A generalized and simplistic mental idea of a group which is usually negative.

Prejudice (Vooroordeel) = Believing some people are inferior or superior without even knowing them.

Racism (Racisme) = 1. poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race; 2. the belief that some races of people are better than others.

Unconscious bias = prejudices and stereotypes individuals have about certain groups of people that they aren’t consciously aware of having

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Prejudice is a primitive reaction that isn't normal.

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Why is it dangerous when prejudices become behavior?

Slide 12 - Open question

Get to work!
Read §2.1 (page 22-23)
Make questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
For question 4: Don't talk about the UK but the Netherlands

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