The Skin I am in

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The Skin I’m in

Inquiry: What does respect look like?

Workshop Description:
This integrated arts workshop focuses on the theme of racism using one of Dr. Seuss’s books as a starting point. Through role-play, participants receive a shocking invitation and are then guided to develop their own story. Through this educational drama, participants realize their own prejudices and work towards a win/win solution of inclusiveness. This is a powerful unit, bringing a stark awareness of students’ own biases, providing a platform to deal with anti‐bullying.

Key Messages:

  1. An awareness of body language empowers students to prevent a potentially bad situation
  2. Thinking about a situation from a more empowering context can change the outcome
  3. Working in teams brings strength
  4. It is possible to work together to bring about a win/win solution

Major Benefits:

  • Students discover their own prejudices
  • Students experience being in the shoes of the victim, the bully and the bystander
  • Students learn the body language of each role and how it contributes to a potential bullying situation
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