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Workshop for students

First lesson: inequalities and inclusion

Tools and activities:

  • Presentation game: sharing things
  • "The run"
  • Maslow hierarchy of needs diagram

Presentation game: sharing things

AIMReinforce relationships and solidarity among the groupACTIVITYMake a circle with participantsAsk one of them to go in the middle and start talking about himself/herselfwhen someone else in the circle hear something in common with the speaker, they switch placesthe game continues until every participant speaks

Examples"Make a step forward if you have both parents with degree""Make a step forward if you are born in Italy""Make a step forward if you have had an abroad experience""Make a step forward if you have passing grade or more"

AIMMake an experience about inequality in everyday lifeACTIVITY- Make a line with participants as if they are going to start a run (if possible go outside)- Read some sentences (look at the examples)- Those who fulfill the sentence's condition, make a step forward. Those who do not, stand still. - After some sentences, start the run and announce the winner

"The run"

AIM Discuss about humans' need of inclusion and how the society satisfies this need ACTIVITY - Explain the diagram and focus on the third step "Love and belonging" - How important is this step in your life? - How do my social relations help me to satisfy this need?

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” in Psychological Review. Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his observations of humans’ innate curiosity. His theories parallel many other theories of human developmental psychology, some of which focus on describing the stages of growth in humans. Maslow used the terms “physiological”, “safety”, “belonging” and “love”, “esteem”, “self-actualization”, and “self-transcendence” to describe the pattern that human motivations generally move through. The goal of Maslow’s Theory is to attain the sixth level of stage: self transcendent need.

Which are our needs as human beeing?Maslow hierarchy of needs diagram

HOMEWORK: How much inclusive our city is? Ask your students to think about experiences of inclusions in their city on different aspects

Second lesson: inclusion in your city

TOOLS: show students some pictures of your city and discuss about it. Pictures show some topic like public transport, school, utility, public wifi, ...How much inclusive is our city?Which places represent inclusion for me?How do you imagine you city to be more inclusive?

AIM: discussing about our cities or places where we live

Pictures of inclusion

Example: maybe you can use a jamboard to collect students' reactions

Try to focus on some aspects of your school. Is it inclusive? How we can improve that? What new proposal we can do?


Third lesson: The map of inclusion

The map of inclusion is a tool created by Acmos where we can find practices of inclusion all around Europe. The goal of the lesson is to add to the map a set of practices in our city (a school, an association, etc ...)

Use the map to discover different practices of inclusion in other European countries. SUGGESTION: You can divide the class in groups that can give particular attention to a specifical area of Europe. This could be an instrument to debate aboud differences in Europe

Explore inclusion around Europe

  1. Divide the class in groups of 4-5 people each
  2. Every group has the task of searching a practice of inclusion. They have to prepare a 5 minutes presentation of the experience to show to the other groups what they have found.
  3. Every group makes his presentation (with video, photo, ... if possible)
  4. The class votes for the practices to add to the map and do it.
TIP: after the end of the lessons, you can organize a little trip to meet the practice or you can invite it to your school!