001 - Challenging Stereotypes

Significant Concept

To have an awareness of how images can influence our perceptions of cultures.

Key Terminology

  • Stereotype
As a group discuss the meaning of a stereotype.

Activity 

  1. Divide an A4 page in to two. On one side draw a picture of an American person and the other British person. Make sure you label the key features.
  2. As a group we will discuss the results of the different images.
  3. Looking at the images below write down what you think they tell us about Saudi Arabia.
Picture One
Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/11883362@N00/2264352319/">chrisschuepp</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>

Picture Two
Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/32834977@N03/4146098099/">Al Jazeera English</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">cc</a>

Picture Three
Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/11085937@N02/5265199849/">Tab59</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">cc</a>

Activity

  • Spend 10 minutes researching Saudi Arabia and write your findings in the form of a mind map. 
  • Discuss your finding with the group.
  • Write two paragraphs which sum up your impressions of Saudi Arabia.