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"A Class Divided" PBS documentry

A microcosm of society in a third-grade classroom

In this documentary, learn about the ground breaking social experiment in discrimination that occured in 1968, in Iowa. Jame Elliot divided her class into "blue eyes" and "brown eyes" teaching her students important lessons in bigotry and acceptance. (What the full show in streaming format - includes a link to a teacher's guide)
"Producer William Peters tells the story of how Jane Elliott changed her lesson plan on the morning after Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. Jane Elliott discusses her abiding sense that her lesson in bigotry is as necessary today as it was in 1968.

Find out: What is Jane Elliott doing today? ... What has been the film's impact over the past 30 years? ... How has it affected Elliott's own life??