Develop a Global Vision of Eliminating Racism
Objective: Students will create a vision statement of the importance of eliminating racism.
Discuss: What is racism?
Procedure: In a vision statement students will describe their feelings about the global significance of lending racism and honoring diversity. A global vision statement can be an extension of the personal, family, community, and national vision statements. As with the other vision statements, this global statement is a tool of empowerment, helping students find a larger context for the individual actions they can take. This vision statement can also be an affirmation, a poem, a song, a painting, a ritual, or other forms of creative expressions.
Students will share their vision with each other. Students can also communicate through use of technology by way of internet or other use of technology to broaden their information base. This can be done inter-district or globally.
FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES: HOMEWORK
1. Create a collage of people around the world of different colors, ways of life, and faiths. Use a magazine like TIME or National Geographic.
2. Place your global vision statement in some prominent location (a refrigerator, door, bathroom, mirror, etc.)
3. Take time to read your statement daily.
4. Change your vision statement as you learn more about the global efforts to end racism and honor diversity.