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Under the Skin

Author: Don Rowe


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An enquiry based approach to Identity, Race and Nationality

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This unit begins by exploring the importance of identity and introduces the concept of ‘multiple identities’. The notion of a national identity is explored and the possible problems that patriotism can cause. This leads students to critically investigate different forms of racism including their own possible racist behaviours. Students then analyse the different reasons why racism is considered wrong and then looks at how effectively the law and government deals with racism in our community.

The key approach underpinning these lessons is that of critical enquiry. Students are encouraged to approach these topics in open-minded ways which may assist them in the process of examining their own attitudes towards these sensitive issues.

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