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New Mexico Foundation for Human Rights Projects

Stereotyping: Roles People Play

NMFHRP Visits Carlos Gilbert Elementary School in Santa Fe

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Regina introduces background material to students

On April 13, 2005, Regina and Sue traveled to Santa Fe to do a presentation on stereotyping.  Materials, involving photos taken of people who lived during the time of the Holocaust, were taken from a teacher kit from the Imperial War Museum in London, England.  Students were asked to guess whether the photos were of victims, perpetrators, helpers, or bystanders.  The adage, "You can't judge a book by its cover," certainly was appropriate.

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Students try to get meaning from the photos

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Teacher Kathy Shapiro requested the lesson from NMFHRP

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Sue makes sure students understand the task

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