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Example of Class Activity
Network Project

In Class: Students in California have been reading Lee Harper's To Kill a Mockingbird and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Their class discussions have been about the tragedies caused by prejudice. The school has a special self-esteem project in place which focuses on developing a sense of pride in one's ethnic and social identity. They have been examining different strategies for handling prejudicial treatment.

On the Learning Network: The students in this classroom sponsored a Learning Circle project called "Pride and Prejudice." The students have asked their peers on the network to describe situations in which they believe individuals received prejudicial treatment and the effect it had on the individual's self-concept. The stories can be autobiographical or biographical. They might center on a job interview, a work related incident, or something that happened with a teacher, a friend, a parent of a friend, a coach, or a counsellor. The essays should discuss the prejudicial treatment and what actions the person might take to change this.

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