Today I would like to share with you a set of tasks developing optimism, (self-)appreciation, gratitude, self-confidence, diversity, ability to judge, wisdom, empathy, critical thinking, respect, understanding, openness, sensitivity.
The bright side
Whenever during the school year, at the beginning of the lesson or if you simply have some time ask your students to:
Show students different kinds of illusions. Below you can see two examples: on the left there is The Herman Grid (at corners of squares you can see grey circles), on the right there is Cornsweet illusion (the left side appears to be a little bit darker even though they have the same colour). Ask students:
Ask your students to work in pairs or small groups and come up with all the possible explanations for the following situations:
Don’t stereotype me
Use project Judging America by Joel Parés. He portrays people in two different circumstances: one a neat and not controversial, the other one causing controversy, fear and stereotypes.
I am from … (Poland) so…
I am not 18 so…
5. Ss watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iZc8SuWML8
6. Ss change the sentences from the first part of the task
7. Reflection stage
* link to the full description of this task
My childhood possessions
What toys do children nowadays play with? Are they similar to toys from your childhood?
What about children around the world? What kinds of toys do they have?
2. Show students the pictures from the project by Gabriele Galimberti
3. Ask students questions:
What surprised you about the photos? Are there any similarities between the pictures? What are the differences?
Do you think the children wanted to share their toys with the photographer?
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