Tuesday, 1 February 2011


We will be working on the issue of discrimation for the next few weeks. I came across this programme by chance and thought it would be really worth watching with you since it is directly related to the lessons you had on American literature recently.

On the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in April 1968, Jane Elliott's third graders from the small, all-white town of Riceville, Iowa, came to class confused and upset. They recently had made King their "Hero of the Month," and they couldn't understand why someone would kill him. So Elliott decided to teach her class a daring lesson in the meaning of discrimination. She wanted to show her pupils what discrimination feels like, and what it can do to people.

But before we watch the docummentary, I would like you to learn a bit more about the time and the events that were happening at that moment. You will be working in teams of 3 and will have 20 minutes to solve the following Treasure Hunt. 
Take notes so that you can tell the other groups about your findings.


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