Title: A Class Divided (Frontline)
Featured: Jane Elliott
Publication Date: 2003 (1985)
Selection Reason: "I watched what had been marvelous, cooperative, wonderful, thoughtful children turn into nasty, vicious, discriminating, little third-graders in a space of fifteen minutes." Jane Elliott's landmark brown eyed-blue eyed classroom experiment showed how easily prejudice comes into being. As she divides her class into brown eyed and blue eyed children, she assigns one group negative traits and the other positive. And, it doesn't take long at all for the students to learn a very powerful lesson in what it means to have a class divided.
Direct Link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/class-divided/
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