Here is today's timetable:
First, watch this video:
- How would you feel if someone told you that you couldn’t have ketchup?
- Have you ever been left out? How did it feel?
- What were the people feeling?
- Why were they feeling like this?
- Were they justified in feeling like this?
The people in the clip felt it was unfair that they were being excluded from things. Feeling left out or excluded in some way can make people feel upset, frustrated and angry. Can you think of any examples of where people have been excluded or treated unfairly?
Are there any circumstances when people being treated differently makes sense and has a reason behind it?
- Why do you think Rosa refused to move when asked to?
- What do you think was her strongest emotion at the time?
- Why did the bus driver think he could act as he did?
- What do you think might have given Rosa hope when she was in jail?
- Why do you think Rosa Parks has become famous?
- What do you think people admire about the way she carried out her protest?
Blue eyes/ brown eyes experiment:
On 5th April 1968, Jane Elliott, an American schoolteacher, did an experiment. She split her class into blue-eyed children and brown-eyed children.
Jane Elliot had brown eyes, so she decided that the brown-eyed children would be treated to special things all week and considered 'better' than the blue-eyed children. The brown-eyed group were told to step to the front of the line and were treated to doughnuts, while the blue-eyed group could only stand around and watch.
Watch this short clip from the experiement:
Activity: imagine you were one of these children, placed in one of these groups. Click on the document below and write down some ideas next to the 'what if...' statements.
Best wishes to you and your family,
Sophie, Alice and Charlotte