Starter 10- Hidden Rules of Social Class: The Wire
The clip you are about to watch is taken from The Wire, a tv show that explores poverty in a Baltimore neighborhood. In this clip, Bunny, a police officer, is taking a group of teenagers from the inner-city out to a fancy dinner as a reward. This has mature language. If you want to remain innocent, cover your ears! As you watch this, keep track of the following:
Hidden Rules Demo
Participate in this demonstration designed to have you uncovering hidden rules. Then debrief and discuss:
Could you survive in a different class?
Take the quiz on the Hidden Rules of Social Class. Debrief:
Hidden Rules of Social Class: Notes and Chart
Okay, now let’s compare the hidden rules you came up with to the chart created by Dr. Ruby Payne, based on her research.
Reading Time: Notes on Class
Read and annotate. Read carefully, looking for complexity! What are the reasons that Americans are uncomfortable talking about class?
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