This week we are going to prepare to watch a film called "Class Action" by Not in our Town.
Please answer the questions below in google docs! This is important because we will be posting your answers to the Not in our Town, Not in our School blogs as well as our own blog.
- Your friend is in an empty hallway (no teachers) being verbally attacked by some older, tougher students because of his different style of dress. What would you do? How would you feel? Why?
- Describe a time when you witnessed harassment, bullying or any other injustice and did or did not act? What risks were involved?
- What does the word discrimination mean to you? Describe 3 examples of it.
- Have you ever been bullied? If yes, describe how it feels.
- How can you, as a student, help those who are struggling with bullying and discrimination?
- Do you have someone you can talk to when you have a problem? Describe this person and how he/she helps you.
- Read the quotes below and write a reaction to each one (make a text to text, text to self or text to world connection with each one):
- We have had never done anything where we were standing up to something to that magnitude.
- I probably would have waited for people to have a better chance to get to know me, for me to not have my fist major public events to be ones that were associated with controversy. But, our elected student leadership had said, “It’s time now to make this change. It’s time for this to stop.”
- We were trying to bring encouragement to each other that the pain that was coming into our lives personally, would be of benefit to the University
- This is a happier and healthier place because of our students who provided great leadership.
- A place so connected with such a history cannot only reconcile with it but change for the better.
- Somebody comes in the dark of night and breaks out your window, you don’t know what they’re capable of doing. You don’t know what their next step is going to be.
- An attack on one is an attack on all and it can become trite, though, if you don’t back that up with action.
- You can’t work with children on a day to day basis like this and see their fear and not be compelled to do something about it.
- We emphasize the impact of peer power versus peer pressure. You have a power and an impact over other students but if you use it positively you can have a tremendous impact on the community.
- Allow your mind to be changed and forever understand your power and the impact you have on the lives around you.
Then, please read 3-4 other students' responses and tell them the following:
- What did you learn from their post?
- What do you have in common with them, if anything?
- What questions do you have?