Write down your manifesto!
Activity / lesson title
Write down your manifesto!
Age of the students: 13-15 years old The students will work in small groups (3-5 students), according to a heterogeneous composition (gender, minorities, not-motivated, migrants…). We keep the same groups from Lesson Plan 2: Destroying prejudices. Duration
Indoor A big room is needed, to allow groups to be in separated places working without bothering each other
Expected learning outcomes
After the implementation of this activity students will be able
To develop critical thinking
To practise creative writing and figurative language
To empathise with specific social situations to generate group solutions
To verbalize opinions and proposals
Subjects and topics covered
Literature, Grammar, Civic Values Hate speech, art creation
Group discussion, problem solving activities, storytelling
Tools / Materials / Resources
Detailed description of the step-by-step description of the activity / sequences of the units
Students work in groups. We recommend that they keep working with the same type of hate speech as in Lesson Plan 2: Destroying prejudices. 1. The teacher explains to the students what a Manifesto is: meaning, structure, goals, tips and famous examples (see the Catalan example ppt, or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifesto for definition) This part can be researched by the students prior to the lesson and they can report their findings, while the teacher moderates the presentations. 2. Students compile the material from Lesson Plan 1:Word cloud and 2:Destroying prejudices and select useful vocabulary, keywords, questions and solutions; 3. After that each group engages to write down the definition of their own Manifesto by using their own words. The text should be short (not more than half a page); 4. Students formulate a call to action: create 5 effective and remarkable slogans to report hate speech, and to encourage people to make changes; 5. Students list sentences by using anaphoras to give them rhythm and a specific structure. The sentences have to express “things to report” and “things to propose”; 6. Finally, students put together all the written material and design their final Manifesto.
Feedback & assessment
Continuous assessment on brainstorming, written expression, and active listening. Observation techniques: diary/journal Close ended questionnaires
Evaluation (for purposes of grading)
Intellectual property rights (IPR) / Origin of the activity
Examples of Manifestos:
Manifiesto 8M: https://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/35772/manifiesto-8m/
ThE Holstee Manifesto: https://www.holstee.com/pages/manifesto