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The Impact of
Prejudice on
Children’s Lives
Lawrence
Woodmere
Academy
Woodmere, NY, USA
Global Citizenship
Project
PROJECT BACKGROUND
Lawrence Woodmere Academy participated in a virtual
exchange program hosted by Global Nomads Group. As ...
The Impact of Prejudice on
Children’s Lives
●This topic is of importance to our community because an
awareness of how chil...
PROCESS
After learning from our partner
school that they will be volunteering
at an orphanage, we wanted to
research a sim...
PROCESS
We then met to decide
on the design and
format of the video and
decided that voiceovers
of facts found in our rese...
CHALLENGES
The tools that we used: google doc. and youtube made it possible for us to
collaborate effectively. The biggest...
FINAL PROJECT
Our final project was an audio-visual presentation (via youtube)
of images of children as we narrated via vo...
OUR COLLABORATION
During our IVCs we shared
ideas about our projects.
We bounced ideas off each
other and from that were
a...
FINAL REFLECTIONS
Highlights and Successes:
-Collaborating with our peers
-Learning a lot about the issue of prejudice
aga...
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The Impact of Prejudice on Children's Lives

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The project's goal was to reach an audience of middle and high school students in raising awareness of how prejudice affects/impacts a child's life. The IVCs with our partner school inspired my students to choose this topic when they learned that the girls at Al-Fata' planned to volunteer at an orphanage

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The Impact of Prejudice on Children's Lives

  1. 1. The Impact of Prejudice on Children’s Lives Lawrence Woodmere Academy Woodmere, NY, USA Global Citizenship Project
  2. 2. PROJECT BACKGROUND Lawrence Woodmere Academy participated in a virtual exchange program hosted by Global Nomads Group. As part of the program, our school collaborated Al -Fata’ in Jerusalem. to develop solutions to the challenges our communities face. We decided to address the problem of the impact of prejudice on children’s lives in the United States. To do this, we researched this topic and shared our findings with each other. With that information, we created a youtube video with each student participant narrating facts about prejudice and its impact on children. [Add a photo of your project]
  3. 3. The Impact of Prejudice on Children’s Lives ●This topic is of importance to our community because an awareness of how children’s lives are impacted by prejudice is crucial to gaining an understanding of how personal prejudice can lead to systemic prejudice. ●We will conduct anti-bias workshops in the Fall, 2016 at our school across all three divisions: Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School. Our plan is to invite a guest speaker to address the issue of prejudice’s impact on children in our society as well as to create various awareness-raising workshops led by us that would be age- appropriate.
  4. 4. PROCESS After learning from our partner school that they will be volunteering at an orphanage, we wanted to research a similar topic: children. During our class sessions when we met to plan our project, one of our peers posed a question that was presented in an ethics class, “Who would you save?” and that launched our idea to research specific topics related to the impact of prejudice on children’s lives. We set up a google doc. with the topics to research and worked in pairs to research the impact of prejudice on children: with disabilities, of incarcerated parents, in the educational system, and who are tried as adults.
  5. 5. PROCESS We then met to decide on the design and format of the video and decided that voiceovers of facts found in our research would be effective. We scripted our narrative. One of our peers then made the video after she recorded our narrations. We viewed the draft and made suggestions about transition slides, in particular. After agreeing on those transitions, the revisions were made. After we recorded our research findings, one of our participants created the video for us to review. We met to view the draft, and then made revisions for the final product.
  6. 6. CHALLENGES The tools that we used: google doc. and youtube made it possible for us to collaborate effectively. The biggest challenges were: the times when technology did not work well, and the end-of-year schedule that included AP exams.
  7. 7. FINAL PROJECT Our final project was an audio-visual presentation (via youtube) of images of children as we narrated via voiceovers the information that we researched. We opened the video with actual news reports and segued into our voices reporting from the LWA “newsroom”. Our topics were prejudice’s impact on: children with disabilities; children of incarcerated parents; children in school, and children tried as adults in the United States. Since the question, “Who would you save?” prompted us to examine prejudice and children’s lives, we included that question at the end of the video and followed it with our answer: “There shouldn’t be a choice”. Link to our youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSDGXSflPCw
  8. 8. OUR COLLABORATION During our IVCs we shared ideas about our projects. We bounced ideas off each other and from that were able to formulate our topic. We talked about racism and prejudice, and this helped us to form our project plan.
  9. 9. FINAL REFLECTIONS Highlights and Successes: -Collaborating with our peers -Learning a lot about the issue of prejudice against children -Expanding our knowledge of other cultures -Being able to put differences aside and talking to students from another culture The entire program was a success! We were able to share common views and values with our partner school through this project.

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