Stereotypes, Urbana project
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Main topic: StereotypesSubtopic: Νative Americans’ portrayal in commercials, movies, pictures
Group 3Elpida Adalopoulou
Bahram TaqawiGansile Maomou
Helene NekarmbayeLoreta Cizinauskiene
Native Americans’ portrayal in commercials, movies, pictures
Level :Intermediate, Upper Intermediate.
Time :45-60 minutes
Objectives :Sensitize students on stereotypesA chance to show their artistic talent
Video clip from a movie
The teacher relates the topic to the students’ background experience
Minorities and the way they are portrayed on TV.
Appearance versus Reality
Definition of the term “stereotype” by brainstorming
Questionnaire for warm-up
Five adjectives to describe Native American stereotype
Pictures portraying Native Americans. Discussion.
Comics, cartoons portraying Native Americans. Discussion.
Presentation of a short commercial “The Crying Indian” “Keep America Beautiful”
Students discuss relevant questions
Students watch part of the movie “Dances with the wolves”
Students make a comic, with or without caption. Example on the board.
Assignments/Assessment Exit slip : Three full sentences about stereotypes and national unity. Connections : Comparison of Native American stereotypes with others in American or National History. Lingering questions posed by students Interdisciplinary approach: on-line visit of exhibits of Washington National Museum of the American Indian. Recapitulating: the gist of the class through pictures with a caption.
We are black, yet if we cut ourselves, the blood will be red and so with the whites it is the same, though their skin be white. I am of another nation, when I speak, you do not understand me. When you speak, I do not understand you. Spokan Garry (1811-1892).
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j70HG7tHrNM • • https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=d
• • www.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_po
pular_culture• • www.voices.yahoo.com/grace-under-firestereotype
s-resistance-native-224700.html?cat=38• • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hJFi7SRH7Q
• English Teaching Forum, Volume 50, Number 3, 2012
• Photographs by Edward Curtis. Native American Wisdom. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1994.
• Zin Howard. A People’s History of the United States. New York:HarperPerrenial Modern Classics, 1999.
• Zin Howard & Anthony Arnove. Voices of a people’s history of the United States. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2004.
Thank you for your time.Safe travels.