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Lesson Plans

book binding

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Sat, 3 May 1997 09:20:29 -0500

I'm teaching a 10 week class at a school for pregnant teenagers and teen
moms. We're going to be binding a simple japanese book at the end of
session, but right now are making collaged pages for the book. I'm trying
to both give them the freedom to do what they want but also want the book
to be a self portrait (or a mapping of the self). I am trying to encourage
them to look at stereotypes about being a teen mother (especially on
welfare) and how that effects them. Has anyone done anything similar? Does
anyone have any suggestions? Half the class works easily but the other half
is distracted and frustrated. I've only been their a month and don't feel
comfortable talking about stereotypes because they are so negative and they
don't effect me. How does one smoothly introduce political ideas without
causing offence, but wanting to spark discussion?
Any stories?