Teacher Notes

Part A: Feeling excluded

Did you hear about Bat in Activity 1?  Sometimes people can feel a lot like Bat when they are left out or excluded.  In this activity you are going to watch some videos where people reflect on times that they were excluded.

Watch the following videos where three people answer the question 'Have you ever been discriminated against?'  Discrimination happens when people are treated differently because of how they look, how they sound, where they come from or what they believe.

The first video is of Meg answering the question.

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Discuss or think about the following questions:

  • What are some of the reasons that Meg has been discriminated against?
  • How does Meg react when people judge her for how she looks?

Now watch Haisam, a Muslim Imam, answer the question.

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Discuss or think about the following questions:

  • Why did people exclude Haisam?
  • Was he treated fairly?
  • How does he feel about his treatment?

The final video is of Baressa.

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Discuss or think about the following questions:

  • When and why did Baressa face discrimination?
  • What impact has it had on her?

What are some of the reasons that people exclude and discriminate against other people?

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