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2.12: Prejudice. No Way! poster

Theme: Taking action against prejudice
Age Group: Year 2
Learning Area: English
Outcomes: EN1-10

Content descriptor

Students use visual representations, including those digitally produced, to represent ideas, experience and information for different purposes and audiences.

Teachers notes

Where this activity is used in isolation, some time will need to be devoted to defining prejudice and discrimination.

Resources

  • Large sheets of paper and coloured pencils, textas or paints

Activity

  1. Discuss with students all that they have learnt about prejudice, difference, identity, inclusion, exclusion and the harmful effects it can have on people and society.
  2. Before dividing the students into small groups, google search ‘anti-racism’ or Harmony Day posters to stimulate a range of ideas for their own posters.
  3. Divide students into small groups and ask each group to come up with ideas for an anti-prejudice/ Harmony Day poster that can be displayed around the school. The message is that unfair behaviours are unacceptable and that a friendly, respectful and safe environment is what makes a good school.
  4. Ask groups to create posters (or other promotional materials) which may then be collated into a collage or series of work called Prejudice. No way!

    orAlternatively, reach consensus as a class about what should be contained in the poster and have groups contribute to the creation of one Prejudice. No way! poster.
  5. Display the finished poster or posters around the school.