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.
- Arrange for a school-wide sharing of the project products
- 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
- The packet includes the carefully scaffolded lesson, detailed directions for the activities, and links to all required materials