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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
LESSON PLANS
LISTENING
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POEMS
POSTERS
SONGS
VIDEOS

VOCABULARY

(Updated on 08/02/2014)

 


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INFORMATION :

 

 

  • American Schools Remain Divided by Race - Text + Audio + Photos - 18 May 2016
    "In 1954, the Supreme Court decided that public schools could not separate students by race.
    The case was known as Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
    Sixty-two years after a U.S. Supreme Court decision banned segregation, American schools remain divided by race."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Shooting of Trayvon Martin (26 February 2012)
    (Wikipedia)

    "Un graffiti dessiné en Californie en hommage à Trayvon Martin, tué, le 26 février 2012 en Floride, par George Zimmerman, alors qu'il portait un sweat à capuche."
    (lemonde.fr)

 

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  • Racial discrimination "refers to the separation of people through a process of social division into categories not necessarily related to races for purposes of differential treatment..." 
    (Wikipedia)

  • Spot the difference? - Racial bullying
    " Question. What do African-Caribbean, English, French, Pakistani and Polish and children all have in common in the UK?
    Answer. They can all be the victims of racism."
    (term-time.com)



  • Racism - with videos (BBC)

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  • Women face bias worldwide - UN - 5 April 2008 
    "Women are discriminated against in almost every country around the world, a UN-commissioned report says...
    70% of the world's poor are women and they own just 1% of the world's titled land."

    (BBC)

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VOCABULARY :

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION :


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LISTENING :

  • US to Continue Investigating Civil Rights Murders - Text + Audio - 3 January 2017
    "President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that continues federal investigations into murders of black people that took place during America’s civil rights era.
    The murders, targeting mostly blacks, went largely uninvestigated by local law enforcement agencies, say the bill’s supporters."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Students Examine Racism After Watching Documentary - Text + Audio + Video - 17 November 2016
    "A new documentary called “I’m Not Racist…Am I?” follows 12 New York City high school students over nine months.
    The young people take part in exercises and sometimes difficult discussions concerning the issue of racism."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • US Supreme Court Upholds College Affirmative Action - Text + Audio + Photos - 27 June 2016
    "The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the right of the University of Texas to consider race when deciding admissions.
    The original case was filed by a white woman who claimed she was denied admission based on her race.
    UT considers race and other factors when deciding some admission applications"

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • English Lesson Plan on Racial Discrimination Day
    "March 21 is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
    It commemorates a tragedy that happened in the town of Sharpeville in South Africa on this day in 1960..."

    - a text with activities
    (eslholidaylessons.com)

  • Celebr8 by Levi Tafari - "a poem about inclusion and diversity."
    + Tasks and activities for exploiting the poem
    + Teachers' notes and answer key
    + Text of poem :

    "WE SHOULD CELEBR8
    NOT DISCRIMIN8
    LEARN TO APPRECIATE
    DON'T PLAYER HATE
    BECAUSE THERE'S ROOM FOR YOU
    AND THERE'S SPACE FOR ME
    LIVING IN THIS WORLD OF DIVERSITY
    LET'S CELEBR8 DIVERSITY..."

    (British Council)




INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES :

  • Racism - interactive exercise:
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    Complete the sentences by choosing the appropriate word in the list."
    (tolearnenglish.com)

  • Racism
    1. Brainstorming
    2. A short story on racism: interactive activity
    3. Solutions

    (en.islcollective.com)


LESSON PLANS :

  • Albert and Aidan Sykes - a lesson plan
    "This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short video by Story Corps in which a nine-year-old boy interviews his father,
    and the themes of family and racism. In the lesson students do a dictation, predict the answer to questions, listen to an interview,
    answer comprehension questions, watch two short videos, and speak about the videos."

    Time: 90 minutes
    (film-english.com)

 

  • Anger over racist Chinese advert (May 29, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "There is a lot of anger on social media because of an advertisement for a Chinese detergent.
    Some newspapers are saying it could be the most racist advert ever."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

Chinese detergent advert shows black man getting ‘washed’ a different colour – video - 28 May 2016
"Chinese laundry detergent brand Qiaobi has released a controversial advert that has caused widespread outrage online.
In the ad, a Chinese woman is shown to push a black man into a washing machine, turning him into a lighter-skinned Asian man."

(theguardian.com)

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  • RACISM , XENOPHOBIA , GENOCIDE - a unit (pdf)
    "Unit overview:
    In this unit you are going to learn the meaning of racism and xenophobia and how these two go hand in hand and how they can ultimately lead to genocide. You will study the effects and consequences such phenomena have on people who are subjected to them. You will also have the chance to learn how you can help eradicate them.
    Vocabulary:
    Along with words you are familiar with, a number of racism and xenophobia-related words will be introduced."

    (xtec.cat)

  • Racism Is Real - a lesson
    "This EFL lesson is designed around a short video about racism by Brave New Films.
    In the lesson students watch the video, identify 8 differences between the treatment of black versus white people, read a pledge, write their own pledge, and discuss racism."

    Time: 90 minutes
    Language: Comparatives

    Downloadable materials: racism is real lesson instructions     racism is real pledge    racism discussion questions 
    (film-english.com)
  • How Do You Teach Students About Freddie Gray?
    "Teaching about race in a lecture-style class becomes a challenge because it requires teachers to be listeners more than talkers."

    (slate.com)


  • 'Tom and Jerry' cartoon gets racism warning (September 04, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The Internet giant, Amazon, has put a warning on some of the 'Tom and Jerry' cartoons it offers to its customers."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

  • Newly-crowned Miss America suffers racist abuse (September 19, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "America's newly-crowned beauty queen Nina Davuluri has been the subject of a torrent of racist abuse.
    She is the first woman of Indian descent to be crowned Miss America, but was greeted with a deluge of insults."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

In pictures: First Miss America with Indian heritage crowned
(thenational.ae)


  • English Lesson Plan on Racial Discrimination Day
    "March 21 is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
    It commemorates a tragedy that happened in the town of Sharpeville in South Africa on this day in 1960..."

    - a text with activities
    (eslholidaylessons.com)

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POEMS :

  • “I, too, am America” by Langston Hughes
    (poetryfoundation.org)

    "I, too, sing America.

    I am the darker brother.
    They send me to eat in the kitchen
    When company comes,
    But I laugh,
    And eat well,
    And grow strong...."

     

  • Strange Fruit by Lewis Allan
    "Southern trees bear a strange fruit, 
    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, 
    Black body swinging in the Southern breeze, 
    Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees..."

    (learningfromlyrics.org)

     

  • Wole Soyinka - Telephone Conversation (animated) - (YouTube)
    + the text : "Nigerian poet Wole Soyinka uses irony to depict the absurdity of racism in his poem, "Telephone Conversation"."
    - with explanations
    (lit205a.blogspot.com)

    Wole Soyinka "(born 13 July 1934) is a Nigerian writer, poet and playwright. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature"
    (Wikipedia)





  • Celebr8 by Levi Tafari - "a poem about inclusion and diversity."
    + Tasks and activities for exploiting the poem
    + Teachers' notes and answer key
    + Text of poem :

    "WE SHOULD CELEBR8
    NOT DISCRIMIN8
    LEARN TO APPRECIATE
    DON'T PLAYER HATE
    BECAUSE THERE'S ROOM FOR YOU
    AND THERE'S SPACE FOR ME
    LIVING IN THIS WORLD OF DIVERSITY
    LET'S CELEBR8 DIVERSITY..."

    (British Council)


SONGS :

  • I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White - by Prince Ea
    "These Labels were Made Up to Divide us."
    (YouTube)

     

  • Melody Gardot - Preacherman
    "The profound nature of our existence is that we are able at any moment to connect to anyone, anywhere. History is there to remind us of how far we've come, and every day our journey is to continue with that progress of becoming more wise, more compassionate and more considerate human beings. Remembering Emmett though song is way to remind people that there is no need to continue with senseless crimes. Race and racism do no go hand in hand. We are only one race: human." Melody Gardot
    "Melody Gardot’s tribute to the legacy of Emmett Till via the video, Preacher Man and song, helps to take each of us on an important emotional journey back in history. Preacher Man, sadly also raises our consciousness, as we witness the haunting tragedy of 14 year old Emmett Till’s death on August 28, 1955..."

    (YouTube)
    + LYRICS:
    "I have seen the darkness
    lord knows I've seen the light
    don't recall the lord
    sayin' there's a difference
    if you're black or white..."

    (azlyrics.com)

     

  • Run The Jewels on Ferguson: 'Riots work' - VIDEO - 6 August 2015
    "It is a year since black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
    The 18-year-old was unarmed and his shooting led to riots, both in Ferguson and across America.
    Acclaimed rap band Run The Jewels are outspoken on racism and on the night that a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer that killed Brown
    - sparking the worst riots to date - they drove into the area to perform.
    In this special video for the BBC, Killer Mike and El-P explain why they think riots work and what it was like to perform on such an emotive night.

    (BBC)


VIDEOS :

 

  • The Daily Show - The Fatal Shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile
    "Trevor reacts the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two African-American men shot by police, and calls on law enforcement to address systemic racism."

    (YouTube)

     

  • The DNA Journey
    "It’s easy to think there are more things dividing us than uniting us.
    But we actually have much more in common with other nationalities than you’d think..."

    (rue89.nouvelobs.com)

     

  • Stan Grant's speech on racism and the Australian dream goes viral - 24 January 2016
    "Guardian Australia Indigenous affairs editor tells debate audience racism ‘is at the heart of the Australian dream’, provoking a powerful reaction online...
    Grant won a prestigious Walkley award for journalism in December for his columns covering Indigenous affairs for Guardian Australia."

    (theguardian.com)

     

  • Video: This Looks Like An Important Animation Series On Racism
    "The Atlantic has begun to publish a thirteen-part series of videos on race.
    These first two have been animations, and I assume the rest will be the same."

    (larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

  • Mo Asumang: Confronting racism face-to-face - 13 May 2014 - a video  
    "In her new documentary, The Aryans, she confronts racists, both in Germany and among the Ku Klux Klan in America."

    (BBC)

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