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DWF Teaching Companion for Psychology Courses

DWF Teaching Companion for Psychology Courses

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 A Guide toUsingDivided We Fall in Psychology Courses
Thank you for downloading thisteaching companion for thedocumentary film,
Divided WeFall 
. We are excited to offer youthis resource and hope that youfind it valuable and easy to use.The activities in this lesson areguidelines to inspire yourteaching; they may be appliedflexibly. Visit our websitehttp:// www.dwf-film.com/ for morelesson guides, multimedia, andsupplemental resources. If youhave any questions about thisguide, please contact Jodi Elliottat jodi@dwf-film.com.
Intended Audience
The activities in this guide are designed for undergraduate Psychology courses. They may also be adaptedand used as a primer on stereotyping for high school students or general audiences.
Lesson Objectives
Upon completion of the lesson, students will be able to:Define and distinguish stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.Identify, analyze, and deconstruct social representations that stereotype social groups. Analyze and discuss contemporary forms of racism in U.S. society.Evaluate the impact of racism on Sikh Americans and other minority communities in historical andcontemporary U.S. society, with particular emphasis on post-September 11th society.Develop empathy for the way stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination affect one’s self and others(youth or general audiences)Recognize acts of discrimination and develop strategies for combating them (youth or general audiences) Additionally, the lesson may be used to facilitate exploration of these questions: What purpose do stereotypesserve? Do “harmless” stereotypes exist? How do stereotypes affect the stereotyped? How do stereotypesaffect the person doing the stereotyping? In what ways have you experienced or participated in discriminatingbehaviors? How might an individual prevent discrimination? How might a group prevent discrimination?
 Activity 1
1Introduce students to the lesson: “Let’s begin by brainstormingdefinitions of three words: stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination.You probably have a sense of what these words mean, but let’sdevelop common definitions together so that we fully understandeach other.”2Distribute Handout 1 (Stereotype–Prejudice–DiscriminationWordsplash) and instruct students to write in the box anything thatcomes to mind when they read each word.3Discuss the students’ answers. Record their answers where all cansee. Decide as a group an accurate definition for each word.Students’ definitions should be close variations of the definitionsprovided on Handout 2 (Instructor Answer Key). Post the agreedupon definitions on a large screen or sheet of paper where all cansee.4Show Chapter 13, the Role of Media, from the
Divided We Fall 
Written by Irene Yeh and Marisa Jackson Hedges. Produced byMindgate Media.
© 2011 New Moon Productions. All rights reserved.

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