Diverse Dilemmas: Role-plays

A Fright for Arjay

Read the role play on page 116 of the manual and answer these questions.

Discuss racism.
The boys don’t know Arjay – why have they singled him out?
Who do they think Arjay’s parents are stealing jobs from?
Why do they think this?
Arjay’s parents are hardworking; why do the older boys want them to go home?
What’s happening in this story?
Arjay lives in Carrick, speaks with a Monaghan
accent and plays Gaelic football;
what does it mean to be Irish?
How would you feel if you were in Arjay’s shoes?
 

Maggie and Kate

Read the role play on page 116 of the manual and answer these questions.

Discuss stereotypes:
Kate seems like a clever girl, does she have her facts right about travellers?
What other groups have negative stereotypes?
Do you believe them?
Why is Maggie so confused?
Should she listen to Kate?
What would you do if you were Kate?
What would you do if you were Maggie?