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Level: Grades 8-10
Author: Jeff Gagnon, Media Education Specialist, MediaSmarts
In this lesson, students develop a deeper understanding of scapegoating and othering and how these factors may contribute to the promotion of hatred and intolerance. Through group and class discussions of various scenarios and a survey of articles on news websites students will develop the necessary critical thinking skills to recognize and respond to such incidents when they are encountered.
Students will learn:
This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.
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