Activity about PERIOD 3
ACTIVITY 1: STYLIZED PICTURES
We observed in workgroup the picture that we saw in a door in Norway to summarize work and reflect about the Period 3 of our Project.
Stylized pictures communicate in the same way to children and adults, especially to transmit the topics of Period 3; our workgroup decided to analyze those symbols in children’s mind.
- To promote discussion about the topic in children’s group by a game
- To prevent stereotypes from childhood
- To realize a poster with rainbow’s colors to reflect about human rights and peace
Participants: one group of 11 children 6 year / one group of 7 children 5 year – 2 teachers
Teachers proposed to complete a stylized pictures to children, “picture’s gender” wasn’t specified.
For the first, children choose to connote the face, they decided to attribute feminine gender to pictures with skirt and masculine gender to pictures with trousers
After, in reflection time, children talk about all the people can wear with skirt, trousers…
Instead, the colors’ choice for the dresses confirmed that we saw in other activities with dresses: children haven’t strong stereotypes and they choose dresses’ colors by their tastes.
Only three children used pink color for feminine dresses.
Our reflection about gender identity and expression and sexual orientation in pictures, dresses, jobs, hobbies, sports….we help to organize an educational environment that allow the research and expression in each personality without classifications and stereotypes, in school and in our society.
Photos, pictures, writing, exposed in our showcase. Children used stylized pictures to create a big poster with rainbow’s colors to reflect about human rights and peace.