topic six – within groups (continued)
to the teacher
This topic is about the need many young people feel to belong to
a gang/group and to explore the possibility of this being constructive
rather than destructive in their attitudes and activities. They
need excitement and to do daring things; to feel they are 'walking
tall'; to be proud of who they are and that they belong somewhere.
You will also find resource
sheet 2 (page 23) of R1 Module 2 Endangered species
helpful towards the end of the lesson.
This topic is based on resource sheet 3
on page 23 You're never alone.
Give out worksheet 5 (page 21) Walk
Tall. Ask the class to answer questions 1-3b on their own.
Go through the questions finding out what they thought on each
question and discussing the different opinions expressed.
Ask the class to get together with their particular friends to
discuss the final proposition on the second page of the worksheet.
This asks how they would set about organising themselves into the
kind of gang which stops people from getting hurt or being treated
unjustly so that the areas they live in become safer and better
for everyone. Encourage them to think what they are for
rather than against? How are they going to win
others over to achieve their goal?
On resource sheet 3 (page 24) are recent
quotations from members of the Black Teens for Advancement, whose
story is given on resource sheet
2 (page 23) of R1 Module 2 Endangered species.