Links & Resources for Teachers
One Revolution has designed a series of Teacher and Parent resources for post assembly follow-up. These downloadable activities can be used in the classroom or around the dinner table, and are a great way to continue discussions started by our assembly.
Nametags Cards — Extra copies of the Nametags Cards your students received during the assembly. Students were encouraged to post the Nametags they would like to live up to.
Activity 1 – Scategories — Students break into teams and brainstorm as many “Nametags” as they can in a 5-minute period.
Activity 10 – Personal Nametags — Students use the knowledge they have gained about Nametags to begin to think about who they are.
Activity 2 – Critical Media Study — Students are given the opportunity to begin to look at expectations that different Nametags hold and recognize the role of the media in shaping those expectations.
Activity 3 – Identity Media — Students are given pictures of popular media stars, politicians, etc. Have them choose three and answer the following questions about each.
Activity 4 – Media Nametags — Students cut out a variety of pictures of people from magazines. Break students into teams, give them each several magazine pictures and ask them to brainstorm labels about that person.
Activity 5 – Culture – Students compare cultures in a few different nations (ex, United States, Japan, Kenya, etc.) to understand that culture holds specific expectations for their behavior & that there is great pressure to conform to those expectations.
Activity 6 – School Culture — Students write about the culture of your class and/or school to understand that culture holds specific expectations for their behavior & that that there is great pressure to conform
Activity 7 – Peer Pressure — Students pair up and discuss at least 2 “dilemma” situations (ex. cheating, lying, wearing something inappropriate, skipping practice, gossiping, cyber-bullying) to understand that culture holds specific expectations for their behavior & that there is great pressure to conform to those expectations.
Activity 8 – Role Models — Students choose someone to research who has defied expectations or defied the odds of what might have happened. Here are some examples: Martin Luther King, Michael Phelps, Rosa Parks, President Obama.
Activity 9 – Identity Boxes — Students create an identity box to deepen students’ understanding of themselves and others. Sharing their own identity boxes with peers can help students build relationships and breakdown stereotypes. In this way, identity boxes can be utilized as an effective classroom community-building tool.
Disability Awareness Tools
Additionally, here are a couple of our favorite resources for opening conversations about disability in your classroom or around your dinner table.
Disability Awareness Activities Booklet by the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities — Hands down, the best disabilities activity book we have seen! This booklet includes activities for students of every age and demographic.
Choosing Words for Talking About Disability by the American Psychological Association. This website provides all the information you need to talk about disability, but really, there is not wrong way…. just start talking.