Crew Pankhurst – the dangers of the single story

Our Crew Guiding Question over the past few weeks for Wise Wednesdays has been:

In what ways do “single stories” impact our own identities, how we view others, and the choices we make?

We have had some really thoughtful discussions around this question. We have based our discussions around the following:

1.Where do stereotypes come from?

2.What stereotypes do the two men in “Street Calculus” have about the group the other one belongs to?

3.When, if ever, can stereotypes be harmless or even helpful?

4.When do stereotypes become harmful?

5.What does “Street Calculus” suggest about how stereotypes might impact the way we see ourselves and the way we see others?

6.How might stereotypes impact the choices we make?

There has been some really powerful responses from Crew.

We listened to the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explain the dangers of the single story. We discussed as a Crew what ‘white privilege’ is and how those in power dictate the history that we learn and the books we read.

During academinc Crew this week we focussed on STEAM and ended with a maths Kahoot!: Factors, Multiples, and Primes
Hubert was crowned champion!

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