Week 1 1/14 Reforming 4th hour Agree/disagree/ -- or Freirean fish bowl about race/racism
What did you take away from fourth hour last semester? What conversation would you like to continue?
Week 2 1/21 Movie: A Class Divided.
Question for reflection: How have you experienced or seen hatred for another person based on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or class? have you ever found yourself making generalizations about people based on limited experience based on race or social class? Do random thoughts that pop in your head be perceived as judgmental if they were voiced out loud in regard to someone who is "different?" Make a list of thoughts! Or when you are surprised by something?
Catholic social teaching on Racism
Week 3 1/28 Reflection on "A Class Divided"
Four Corners exercise: Bean diversity or Identity Wheel "Star Power"
Report on interview and reflection on the reading, Catholic Social Teaching on Race.
What did you learn? What scene or scenes do you think you'll still remember a month from now and why those scenes? What kind of power is demonstrated by the children? Did any part of the film surprise you? Do you think someone of a different race, ethnicity, or religion would also find it surprising?
· What features did Elliott ascribe to the superior and inferior groups and how did those characteristics reflect stereotypes about blacks and whites?
· Who are the people who are disenfranchised by the way they look in our world?
· What does poverty have to do with race?
As you may know, people of color are expected to make up a majority of the U.S. population in the next 30 or 40 years. How do you feel about that?
Week 4 2/4 Service Reflection
Week 5 2/5 Education and Social Justice
Film; Children in American Schools, Flowers in the Garbage Can or Waiting for Superman?
Week 6 2/18 Student Choice
Week 7 2/25 Optional 4th Hour MIDTERMS
Week 8 3/11 Literacy/Disability
Week 9 3/18 Student led Discussion
March 25 Easter Week, Monday only Fourth Hour
Week 10 4/1 No Monday fourth Hour Advocacy: What Now? Where do we go from SLC?
Week 11 4/8 Last Fourth Hour - Evaluation - the value of knowledge and service
April 15 SLC Celebration Dinner No Fourth Hour