Dimensions of diversity may be hidden or visible.
After viewing the video, consider the following questions and write your response. Your
response should be 4-5 pages and should address each question thoroughly, reflecting an
accurate representation of what you have learned in this course. Demonstrate scholarship by
utilizing supporting resources to justify your ideas and responses:
What did you learn from the film? What scene or scenes do you think you'll still
remember a month from now and why those scenes?
Did any part of the film surprise you? Do you think someone with a disability, of a
different sexual orientation, an older American or some of a different religion would also
find it surprising? Why or why not?
Both Elliott and her former students talk about whether this exercise should be done with
all children. What do you think? If the exercise could be harmful to children, as Elliott
suggests, what do you think actual discrimination might do? Use an example, different
from the example you used to describe labels, from what you have learned about people
with disabilities, older people, sexual minorities, or people of differing religions.
How can negative and positive labels placed on a group become self-fulfilling
prophecies? Use an example from what you have learned about people with disabilities,
older people, sexual minorities, or people of differing religions.
Based on what you have learned in this course, discuss an example (either from the video
or from your experiences) that illustrates each of the following statements:
o Dimensions of diversity may be hidden or visible.
o Dimensions of diversity are in a constant state of flux.
o Dimensions of diversity are not always clear-cut or easily defined.
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