Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story
Lesson created by B. Tierney using
Video from TED YouTube Channel
Stereotypes are nothing new; they've been around for centuries, robbing people of their dignity. In her inspiring, educational, and personal TED Talk, author Chimamanda Adichie enlightens her listeners to the dangers of "The Single Story." After paying careful attention to her talk, respond thoughtfully to the following prompts. We'll bring it back for a large class discussion when you're done.
Additional Resources for you to Explore
"The problem with stereotypes is not they are untrue, but that they are incomplete." Explain what the quote means to you. After you have responded, click the link here to watch the video on our class blog. Perhaps you've seen it. The ad (for Android) celebrates being together, not the same.
For class discussion: As a contributing member of society, and our future leaders, what will your role be to promote understanding and tolerance?