When we embarked on this project we felt it was important to acknowledge the part of the values and attitudes that we, the teachers, hold about the world as this can be so influential on the way we work with children. During the second year of the project we shared the TED video:
Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story
This video made a significant impact on all of our project teachers and they continued to refer to as we evaluated the success of the project.
We also asked them to bring along an object, or book, or memory – something to talk about that helped us to discover what informed their perspective on the world. This activity is explained in further detail on the Geographical Association (GA) website – see Start Global/ Think Local >>>
You will also find two activities for use with children on this page of the GA website.