Tim Minchin: Prejudice

Tags: discussion, prejudice
Level: Intermediate and above


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Ask students what prejudice is and have them share some stories of things that happened to them based on prejudice. It is probably good to have an example story handy.



Play the first part of the song. Stop at 1:18, just before he gives the clue letters to the word.

Ask students the following questions:

How do you understand “the power of language of prejudice”?

Why does he call the modern society freespoken?

Which words are still taboo?



Then play the second part of the song, stop at 2:28

Ask students how they understand “sticks and stones may break my bones but words can break hearts”

Ask them which words have the power to break hearts, or if they want to share, which words have broken their hearts in the past.



Let the song play until the end. Ask students how this song applies to them.


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