In honor of Respect for All week, we are going to screen a film called "A Class Divided" and write about the film.
Please click on this link to watch the film (use the continuous play feature).
When you finish, please answer the questions below in Google Docs. Then post to our class blog.
· What did you learn?
· What scene or scenes do you think you'll still remember a month from now and why those scenes?
· Did any part of the film surprise you? Do you think someone of a different race, ethnicity, or religion would also find it surprising?
· Both Elliott and her former students talk about whether or not this exercise should be done with all children. What do you think? If the exercise could be harmful to children, as Elliott suggests, what do you think actual discrimination might do?
· It's easy to understand why third-graders might not refuse to obey their teacher, but when the exercise is done with the prison guards, why don't any of the adults object?
· How is the blue eyes/brown eyes exercise related to the Sioux prayer, "Help me not judge a person until I have walked in his shoes"?