Make an initial post (100 word minimum) to EACH of the four discussion topics within the first two weeks of the beginning of the course.
You are required to make at least three reflective posts (100 word minimum) to the comments of other students.
You must begin by first stating “I believe your main (basic)point was”. You may then proceed to discuss your viewpoint and advance or clarify you contribution to the discussion topic.
Children being so young (in third grade), they are able to recognize racism and can tell how people are treated differently. This experiment is an interesting way to show kids it does not matter how people look; everyone should be treated equal. The issue of racism is still occurring till this day.
When the experiment started taking place you could also immediately see the effect it had on the kids. It soon turned the blue-eyed kids into nasty and discriminating by the end of day. You could see the pain in the brown-eyed kids face and how lowered their self-esteem. She soon tried the reverse where brown-eyed children were better, and they were instantly more motivated and self-confident. The blue-eyed kids were soon discouraged and were not performing in school as well.
It is an important lesson to show people (including children) how much discrimination can cause a person to not perform as well and how it lowers one’s self-esteem. The lesson to learn from this experiment that no one enjoys being looked down upon, and we should treat each other with respect, putting aside their looks and focusing on how they behave.