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Grade 8

Module 2

Cultural and aesthetic prejudice

Module 2

Prejudice terminology

Activity 1:

Learn some prejudice terminology

[lo 6.1.2]

  • Read the following to yourself: Then the teacher might ask you to read to the class.

“To be biased,” means “to have a leaning towards”; “to favour one side”

e.g. “My daughter is really beautiful and deserves the prize although the other judges awarded it to another contestant.” (This mother should not be a judge; her daughter would win every time!)

“To be prejudiced” means ‘to pre-judge’ (the prefix ‘pre’ means ‘before’)

e.g. “I do not want to meet that new pupil. He is Korean and will probably be stupid.” (This speaker will probably be surprised to find that the Korean pupil is not stupid. She has not even met him and has already condemned him! Perhaps SHE is stupid for being so prejudiced?)

“To give a generalised opinion” means to lump everybody or everything into one category and to give particular qualities that most people associate with a person or thing to all people and all things e.g. All librarians are dull bookworms; all teachers are narrow-minded and strict; all traffic police are unfair, cross-looking people.

e.g. “What will she know? She’s a junior school teacher.”Here you are stereotyping (giving what you consider to be typical characteristics to all).

“To be inaccurate” means to veer away from the facts and to introduce or leave out a detail which will then convey a different message.

e.g. Jill tells John: “I am not going to the party tonight as I have to study.” Later John tells Roger: “ Jill is not coming to the party tonight – she must study and you know what that means!” Suddenly the whole message is changed because something was added . Or later John tells Roger, “ Jill is not coming to the party tonight.” Roger thinks all sorts of reasons for her not coming, because John left out some information , which also changes the whole message. See?

Activity 2:

A look at logic

[lo 5.1.1]

  • You have just learnt some terms about prejudice. Which would you use to describe a person who uses the following statements?

1. “I think you should distrust that man. He is a Russian!”

2. “I think that woman is common – she has bright blonde hair!”

3. “I will not employ that young man – he is wearing an earring!”

4. “Look at that poor driving – must be a woman!”

  • There is something WRONG with each statement.
  • Explain fully why you think all FOUR statements do not make sense.

Activity 3:

Reading a story

[lo 3.1]

  • The teacher will ask a few of you to read this story to the class.

Try to read it so that the class enjoys it!

The Birth of Prejudice

“One day a beautiful baby was born to Thami and Kolo, named Kwela.

As he grew up, Kwela’s mother sang songs to him, spoke soft words to him and cradled him lovingly in her arms. He was kind and polite to strangers who came past his village from time to time. Kwela’s father taught him to run and hunt and to treat animals and his elders with respect. It was a happy home. His parents taught him to be honest and to express his feelings and his fears.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11041/1.1
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