In trying to explain this to her students, she came up with a simple yet unbelievably effective exercise made to teach a lesson. There was no statistical evidence regarding the number of children views were changed , but based on personal accounts, views of racism were drastically changed On a side note, some underlying events also seem to occur. It all made sense when watching the movie. They got a chance to see both perspectives of people and how different each group acted. Elliot teaches her lesson according to what color eyes you have, one day brown eyes are better then blue eyes. The blue eyed children walked around like they were more superior than the brown eyed children, almost like they were royalty. The day the blue-eyed people were inferior, the same results were shown.
What did you learn from the program? If the kids were not being recognized by their teacher and were looked down upon the entire time, they saw no point in trying in class at all. But, still, I was surprised at how smooth and quick of a read this was. Click if you need to watch it again. If he had not been told by an authority figure the teacher, Mrs. The second day it took them over four minutes to get through them and get them correct. This experiment should be implemented in most schools because there is still prejudice even today Ashley Mealey said. I thought that maybe for this reason he would have understood what discrimination was like and stood up for the blue eyed people.
Elliot did the test on the adults. Of course with this experiment they only got a taste of what being discriminated against feels like. Therefore the aim of this experiment is to synthesize trans p-methoxycinnamic acid and to synthesize dibenzalacetone via an aldol condensation reaction between acetone and benzaldehyde. How did she selectively interpret behavior to conform the stereotypes she assigned? The kids were sitting upright in their seats and were happy and eager to answer questions and communicate with their teacher. What I learned from this program is that both children and adults have the same response to the diversity exorcise. Within a day of this experiment, the kids started to lash out at each other and started fights over what color eyes you had.
The fact that 3rd graders could show the same malice and hate towards their fellow classmates and friends that a racist white man could show towards a black man just because they were a little bit different surprised me the most. They put themselves before the browns and even called them names. At the time, the issue concerned discrimination against blacks and Indians. A lot of the third graders said some rude things toward black people and other races as well. I also remember the way the children acted when they were told they were worse than the other group. Elliot is not a trained scientist yet she still felt she could conduct this experiment without harming the children. Hopefully, it was an eye-opening program for you seniors to watch.
The blue-eyed did exceptional on their flash cards having been built up so much by Ms. At first the blue eyed kids were the superior race while, the brown eyed kids were the lower race. She knew that children may just say that, then not do it. They did better on tests, and were quicker at activities that Mrs. The children all knew it was wrong and hopefully would live their life based on what they learned. Jane ultimately decides to confront the taboo of race and discrimination in the white middle—class town of Riceville, and asks her class to describe African Americans. It really surprised me how quickly the kids separated themselves from each other.
I think in the movie it only took one mourning for the children to believe that they were superior. After the experiments were over and Jane Elliot explained the reasoning behind her study, the children then realized the effect racism can have on their community. Thanks for providing this link. I learned that people, when threatened, turn defensive and ruthless toward the threatening people. They should be taught that everyone is equal.
What did you learn from the program? Elliott first created stereotyping situation among the children by separating them into two groups by easily recognized physical traits as blue eyes and brown eyes. Indeed, I found myself flinching several times when she was teaching the kids. It almost seemed as if when the people who were standing up to her talked, the other blue eyed people in the group got quieter and stayed still more with each outburst. A classroom of seemingly friendly children turns hostile with the slightest bit of favortisum. Surprisingly, a group of high school juniors actually believed that I held blue eyed people in higher esteem, even though I had been their teacher for months. Jane Elliot expressed her thoughts and had an impact on the people in these programs.
I think that teachers should learn how to do this to teach their students how everyone is equal. As we grow up we are always taught to speak up and out if someone was being mistreated. Also the kids doing the flash cards would get better if they were the superior eye color that day. The part I thought was surprising about the movie was the test scores. They also didn't perform better when it came to the flashcards. The day after Martin Luther King Jr.
One of the scenes that were most memorable was when the brown eyed children were being discriminated against. One scene that really stuck out to me was when the adults with blue eyes were kept outside for so long that they actually were about to team up and just go into the room without being told to come in. Browns really started to believe that they were inferior to the blues. Because of the time period in with it was shot, there is some language that is offensive to us today. I hope it showed many people how African Americans felt and sometimes still feel. Tyrone, I was struck by the her talking about potential danger as well.
Some of the scenes I remember most are the children talking to their teacher before the experiment. When the project was over and the teacher let the children take off the collars, one of the little boys was so happy that he ripped his collar in half. The scene that I remember the most was when the blue eyed boy came in the next day wearing no glasses because he wanted everyone to see his blue eyes. The influence could be from fear or confusion. How did the negative and positive labels placed on the group become self-fulfilling prophecies? This is how discrimination is today and I believe was a great example to really experience and see the situation from a different side.