Audience: Years 3-4
Submitted by: Lisa Graham
The need for education about racism is highlighted in this video which relates several incidents of racism against well-known sports stars and celebrities. The story looks at how the government has engaged with young people to create a video to promote anti-racism at school.
- Explore prior knowledge of racism
- Develop empathy for victims of racism
- Provide students with the skills to stand up for victims of racism
(Note: In addition to the video, a range of teaching ideas is also available at the site)
- Before viewing the video, discuss student definitions of racism. Allow students to give examples of racism they have witnessed in real life or examples in the media, movies, books, etc.
- After viewing the video, hold a class discussion: What would you do if someone treated you differently because of where you came from or because of the color of your skin? Use the Intercultural Communication Kit Question Card for Empathy
- Provide different scenarios that highlight examples of racism. Participate in Critical Incident Role Play ( Intercultural Communication Kit strategy)
- In groups discuss how you could respectfully and safely react to each situation.
- Allow groups to perform role-play for the whole class.