Ria Megnin January 18 at 838 AM One of my friends told me about a powerful lesson in her daughter's high school class this winter They're learning about the Salem Witch Trials and their teacher told them they were going to play a game I'm going to come around and whisper to each of you whether you're a witch or a normal person Your goal is to build the largest group possible that does NOT have a witch in it At the end any group found to include a witch gets a failing grade The teens dove into grilling each other One fairly large group formed but most of the students broke into small exclusive groups turning away anyone they thought gave off even a hint of guilt Okay the teacher said You've got your groups Time to find out which ones fail Al witches please raise your hands No one raised a hand The kids were confused and told him he'd messed up the game Did 1? Was anyone in Salem an actual witch? Or did everyone just believe what they'd been told? And that is how you teach kids how easy it is to divide a community Keep being welcoming beautiful people Shunning scapegoating and dividing destroy far more than they protect We're all in this together I just think this is worth sharing Meme

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