Audience: Years 5-8
Submitted by: Morgan McCarter and David Hartwig
This television commercial is part of a larger advertising campaign that highlights the damaging effects of subtle racism and encourages all Australians to check their behaviour and empathise with those who are discriminated against.
• What is discrimination? Have you been discriminated against or witnessed discrimination?
• Students to view ‘The Invisible Discriminator’ TV Commercial – discussion based around student reactions. How is discrimination represented in the commercial? Categorise the types of discrimination.
• Students divide into groups and compile a list of adjectives to describe the feelings of the discriminated. Possible extension into creative writing/prose in relation to ‘how’ the person felt. What would you do if you were observing these types of discrimination? Role Play such an intervention.
EXTENSION ACTIVITIES – viewing behind-the-scenes interviews with actors. Tips for staying strong featured in Beyond Blue Resource.