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Video: “Students Learn A Powerful Lesson About Privilege”

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Last week, I shared a very good post from BuzzFeed that shared a lesson on social justice.

Today, they released a nice animated video of the lesson, which I’ve embedded below.

Most of it is an excellent and creative lesson. However, the ending is definitely not what I would want my students to get out of it. The video says the point is that students learn that they are receiving the privilege of education and the should help those who are less privileged.

I would suggest that a better take-away would be discussing strategies about how those who are less privileged can organize for power, and how research has shown that it is in the self-interest of everyone not to have inequality (see The Best Resources About Wealth & Income Inequality).

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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