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Distance learning

The Stories the Move team has adapted several of the lessons in the learning paths for distance learning. These can be used on a range of devices and all online platforms.

Learning path 1

Seeing & being

Who am I? This worksheet looks at identity and diversity. Learners can complete the worksheet individually and then share it. Ensure your learners understand that you will want to see their stars and that they will be shared with the whole class. If it is technically feasible, plan beforehand whether (and if so how) you would like the students to work in groups on questions 4 and 5.

Learning path 2

Facing discrimination

What exactly is discrimination and how does it work?

The two pdf worksheets, Medine’s story and Facing discrimination can be used in distance learning and in general as an introduction to learning path 2.

In Medine’s story learners watch a short video online and then work on the assignments in the pdf worksheet. If you are (video) chatting with your class, learners can work in pairs or small groups and fill in the worksheet together. Question 4 is particularly suitable for discussion. Ask each small group to share their main points of discussion with the rest of the class.
Draw your students’ attention to the image of the ‘discrimination machine’ on the second page. What do they see and what insights does the picture suggest to them about how discrimination works?

The glossary will help learners understand the difference between prejudices and discrimination

The pdf worksheet Facing discrimination invites learners two watch two film clips and then consider for a moment their own emotions. Learners are asked to think about discrimination and what impact it may have on people’s lives. The questions and exercises help learners to see themselves in relation to others. The worksheet also offers learners an outline of possible actions they can take if they witness or face discrimination.

Learning path 3

Life stories

This learning path offers ten life stories of people who have encountered antisemitism, racism, discrimination against Roma and Sinti, or discrimination against LGBT+. Learners can start work online. Educators can register for free here. Invite your learners to join a class by sending them the PIN.
A dedicated guide is available with tips and additional information about distance learning with the Life stories learning path.

More distance learning lessons will be added regularly on this page.

Karina Meeuwse, a secondary school teacher in Amsterdam, has worked with Stories that Move for several years.

“This toolbox is made for distance learning! My students have really enjoyed working on Facing discrimination. We had really useful exchanges and you can tell that they were very engaged, and less easily distracted than in class. Everyone worked individually, but we often had a class exchange during the lesson. I was online, too, doing the track and ‘chatting’ students answers to any questions they had.”

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