The Skin I’m in
Inquiry: What does respect look like?
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.
- An awareness of body language empowers students to prevent a potentially bad situation
- Thinking about a situation from a more empowering context can change the outcome
- Working in teams brings strength
- It is possible to work together to bring about a win/win solution
- 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