To help educators in exploring the issues with their students that spring from the prom, the school and the community, Teaching Tolerance has created a teaching guide with suggested activities and lesson plans for use with grades 7 and older. The six lessons in the guide include:
- Viewing and Exploring the Film
- Segregation, Then and Now
- Interrupting Racism and Bigotry
- Loving Across the Color Line
- Does Our School Need to Mix It Up Too?
- Sustaining Change
It can be difficult to for some to believe that such bigotry, discrimination and racism are still so prevalent today; this film serves as a great tool for encouraging critical thinking and discussion about these issues and for fostering a more compassionate and just society.
Image courtesy of "Prom Night in Mississippi", copyright HBO.
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