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Goals of this Curriculum

· To enable students reflect on their feelings, beliefs, and understanding of discrimination.

· To help students understand that discrimination is not just the result of individual actions, but rather a system of exclusion that affects economic, social, political, and cultural institutions.

· To help students place their individual behaviours in the context of larger social systems.

· To engage students in critical analysis of discrimination that links economic, social, cultural, political, and historic issues.

· To help students understand that solutions to discrimination need to go beyond individual acts to address systemic change.

· To provide opportunities for students to make meaningful, positive actions to combat discrimination.

How this curriculum is structured

This lesson has three sections:

· Section A: This section introduces students to the issue and helps them relate the topic to their lives. Activities include reflecting on beliefs and experiences, clarifying assumptions and definitions, and raising questions for further exploration in the lesson.

· Section B: In this section, students look at causes, influences, and impacts of the topic on a global scale. Simulations, role plays, document analysis, and other activities engage students in analysis and critical thinking.

· Section C: This section presents strategies for combating discrimination at the individual, local, and global scales. On-line activities and links to UN initiatives are highlighted.


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