A Class Divided

A Class Divided

In 1968 a third-grade teacher named Jane Elliot was compelled to give her students a lesson in discrimination after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.

Watch the PBS 10-minute clip of A Class Divided:

*Thank you to my good friend Erin for sharing this video with me last night. *



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  1. Ashley S. 4 May, 2013, 08:41

    Wow, powerful. Is there anywhere to view the entire documentary?

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    • Heather 20 September, 2013, 05:39

      Yes. On PBS. There are 5 videos, one of which is a follow up with these children, now adults. There’s also a video of her teaching it to adult employees at a correctional facility.

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    • Heather 20 September, 2013, 05:39

      Pbs.com, that is.

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  2. Karen Sue 4 May, 2013, 13:16

    I remember seeing this in first grade! And I honestly think of it regularly and even thought of it last week. It must have meant a lot to me for me to remember it for almost 2 decades now ;)

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  3. Judith Martinez 19 September, 2013, 22:56

    I’ve seen this several times over the years. I know we watched it in my “Child in the multicultural classroom” class back in college. Such a great experiment (although I feel a bit sorry for the kids).

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  4. Billie 10 November, 2013, 06:45

    Great video! It shows how being constantly discriminated against can make one feel hopeless!

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