I’m teaching an activism class and I think my students don’t fully grasp the depth of institutional injustice that activists fight against (not that I expect them to, they’re in 6h grade). But I know they respond well to these things being spelled out in video form. i.e. I played A Girl Like Me for a group of girls in a different class and had a fantastic discussion on colorism that I do not believe they have ever been given the outlet to do otherwise.
So I’m wondering if anyone knows - off hand - of any video clips or short documentaries that go well in a sixth grade classroom setting. Or clips from a particular interview that would be good to show. For instance I’m thinking of combing through The Black Power Mixtape to look for some snippets.
I just want them to have a better grasp of the “isms” that we will be helping them fight against this semester.