Rensa

Tidsåtgång

60 minutes

Målgrupp

Gymnasiet

Syfte

Purpose

An exercise based on Chimamanda Adichie’s speech ”The Danger of a Single Story”, about how we shape our world view and what role prejudices play in that.

The students are given the chance to reflect on how we get information about other people, cultures and countries.

They will discuss what prejudices can lead to, and how facts can give us more knowledge, new perspectives and a greater understanding for others.

Method

Ask the students to view Chimamanda Adichie’s TED-talk “The Danger of a Single Story” on www.youtube.com (17 minutes in English).


Then, place the students in groups and hand out the following discussion questions:

Discussion questions

  • What did you think about the video?
  • What do you think is the “single story” about Sweden or Swedes?
  • Do you have a “single story” about other countries or peoples?
  • Do you agree with Chimamanda Adichie’s argument that “single stories” are problematic;
    ”The single story creates stereotypes and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story”
  • What do you think has contributed to your own prejudices?
  • How do you think one can combat prejudice?
×

Vill du vara med och påverka? Vi söker just nu gymnasieklasser i Stockholmsområdet för att göra framtidens version av boken Blir världen bättre så bra som möjligt!