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Friday, April 22, 2011

A Class Divided- the work of Jane Elliott

Dear Colleagues and Parents!
I am sending this link to a Frontline documentary on Jane Elliott and her work. It was originally aired in 1984 and re-aired in 2004 and is the most requested Frontline episode.  It references the original documentary on Jane Elliott, Eye of the Storm, and her work with children and adults on understanding discrimination and developing empathy. It lasts about 50 minutes and can provoke some strong feelings, so I would not recommend viewing with children without preview.
If you click on the first "chapter" it should run continuously. There is a plethora of information on the PBS website as well if you are interested after viewing.
Have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

Lara said...

We watched this in my Multicultural Counseling class last semester. I think I had seen it before, but it always leaves me churned up.

My daughter is almost 7, and I'm thinking I might actually watch it with her (with some conversation beforehand) and process her reactions with her. I'll let you know how it goes.

This is a great resource, and I so glad you shared it.