AbstractThe Pink Triangle, used by Nazis to identify homosexuals in concentration camps, has since been appropriated and embraced by gay men and lesbians. The exercise we propose encourages students to identify with a stigmatized "other" and allows them to discover the reality confronted on a daily basis by gay and lesbian students and to discover possible deeper...
- Subject Area(s):
- Social Change
- Resource Type(s):
- Assignment, Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
- Class Size(s):
Usage NotesResources required include pins which can be purchased or made, they can also be ordered from a company such as Bizzy Box (www.Bizzy-Box.com). You can also ask students to make their own pink triangles or you can make them for students out of thick, pink construction paper. They should be of sufficient size as to be visible. A rainbow ribbon that is glued...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students by identifying with a stigmatized "other" will experience a reality and that has been mostly unknown and to discover what their own deeper attitudes and feelings might be towards the gay and lesbian community.
- Students will wear a pink triangle pin for one week then remove the pin in class and discuss their experiences. Non-pin wearers can discuss their experiences of non-participation. Written assignments can be developed, for pin-wearers and non-pin wearers.