Unity in Diversity
Stephanie Lawson / Irini Douladellis

ESL Activities: 6.Pride And Prejudice

Theme: Migration and refugees

Key Learning Area:
English - Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)

Age Group: Secondary Lower (13-14) - Secondary Middle (15-16)

Resource Type: Handouts

Stimulus Name: Prejudice

Mariama and Istabraq

Teaching Strategies

1. Divide students into pairs and distribute worksheet ‘Dialogue to Students’.

2. Give students time to practise the role play.

3. At the end of the role play ask students to discuss the following questions:

• What prejudiced ideas are expressed?

• What expectations and attitudes could be behind these ideas?

• Where might these ideas, expectations and attitudes come from?

4. Elicit and discuss responses. If it has not been already discussed in class, state that fear of difference can prompt prejudice.

5. Recall the ‘apple’ activity, particularly students’ reflections about stereotypes.

6. Suggest that most of us can accept stereotypes that may discriminate against others.

7. Ask students to identify other examples of prejudice or discrimination that people can experience.

NOTE: The purpose of this activity is to identify prejudice, understand some of its possible origins and to equip students to challenge it.
Almost anything and anyone can bring prejudices to the surface. For example, rudeness, disobedience of young people to adults/ teachers, swearing and more.

Conclude the lesson by drawing on student discussions to point out that we all fit in to one or more of the following:

• retain personal prejudices

• support prejudices in our communities

• remain silent when we observe the prejudices of others

• challenge prejudice in ourselves, our groups and beyond

Worksheets to download
‘Dialogue to Students’ (PDF)

Related Resources
ESL Activities 1: My Friends and Peers
ESL Activitie
s 2: My Feelings About Myself
ESL Activities 3: Cultural heritage
ESL Activities 4: Different culture
ESL Activities 5: Iceberg
ESL Activities 7: What is Beauty?
ESL Activities 8: Who Am I?
ESL Activities 9: Journeys From Afar
ESL Activities 10: Our Paths to Australia
ESL Activities 11: A Mixed Bag of Apples

ESL Activities 12: Victims of Culture

Copyright Acknowledgement

Activities developed by teachers at Beverly Hills Intensive English Centre, NSW
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