Racism and Discrimination
By: Becca, Haley and Kara
What is it?
Discrimination: The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, esp. on the grounds of race, age, or sex
What Can We Learn From A Box of Crayons?
Then they will be given two minutes to draw a picture of whatever comes to mind, using only ONE COLOR from their cup.
Then they will use the back of their paper to draw another pictures using as many colors as they want.
The teacher will ask questions like:
1. Which picture do you like best? Why?
2. If I asked you to draw another picture, would you use a single crayon, or the whole box?
After the students have responded, explain to the class that the world would be a boring place if everything and everyone was the same color, like the picture we drew with only one crayon.
This can be related to race because no two crayons in the box are the same color, just like no two people are the same color.
"We could learn a lot from crayons, they all look very different but all exist happily in the same box"
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Signs of Racism and Discrimination In Your Classroom:
2. Student cliques
3. Sad/emotional students during recess, students who play alone
4. Writing or drawing derogatory things on schoolwork
5. Name calling/insults
6. Physical assault
7. Indirect discrimination (spreading rumors)
8. Encouraging other to behave in a discriminatory mannor (graffiti, damaging other's belongings)
Some Different Types of Discrimination:
3. Sexual Orientation
4. Social Economic Status
7. Family Structure
8. Body Type
10. Style/Hair Color