Discrimination Assignment - from schoolwork to the collars...

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Tayla Neale SLS1101 Section B04 After watching A Class Divided I must say that I am in awe. It was shocking to see how third graders could so easily become nasty because they were told one was superior to another based on something as little as a physical characteristic. It was also shocking to see how just by being told you are better it greatly improves your performance and by being told you are less that’s exactly how you perform. This proves just how powerful words are. The students who were told they were superior, their improvements were very apparent. They improved all around, socially, academically, and emotionally. However they were also the ones quick to discriminate those who were less than them. The students who were told they were less quickly took redirected their focus
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Unformatted text preview: from schoolwork to the collars that were placed on their necks and the hateful attacks being thrown their way. I’m not sure if I fully agree with this specific lesson. I believe that Ms. Elliot had good intentions but I find it to be a little harsh for young children. There probably is a lighter way to go about giving this lesson but I do think that it is important to teach about discrimination. Discrimination plays a huge role around the world and always has. I don’t think there is ever going to be a way to completely eliminate discrimination but lessons like this are most certainly stepping stones to help fight a major issue....
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