FRONTLINE: A Class Divided DVD Kit with Book and Guide - AV Item

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One of the most requested programs in FRONTLINE's history, this film recounts a small town teacher's attempt to teach her students about racism and discrimination. Jane Elliott decided on a bold experiment: she awarded special privileges to her blue-eyed students while discriminating against those whose eyes were brown. FRONTLINE tracks down Mrs. Elliott's former third-graders to learn what effect those early lessons on racism had on thier lives.

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Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Production Year: 1985
  • Country of Origin: United States

AV Benefits:

Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Production Year: 1985
  • Country of Origin: United States

Episode Details:

In 1968--the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.--Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, tried a daring classroom experiment. She divided her class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a lesson in discrimination. This thought-provoking documentary exposes what those children learned about racism, prejudice, and stereotyping. Reflecting on their frustration, anger, and pain when confronted with bias and inequity back in third grade, these students--now adults--talk about the effect Elliott's lesson has had on their lives. You'll also see Elliott teaching her lesson to employees of Iowa's prison system, casting further light on what discrimination feels like and how it can change a person.One of the most requested programs by educators, organizations, and diversity trainers in the history of Frontline, A Class Divided raises deep emotions about the meaning of discrimination. Includes a companion book and Discussion Guide. To further stimulate productive dialogue about the historical role of racism in the United States, add the Facilitator Guide to your order. For additional resources visit: pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/shows/divided/

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Features

  • Dolby® stereo
  • Standard version
  • Captioned
  • Region 1


Bonus Material

  • Scene selections