Schools present a lot of opportunities to create positive meeting places for students with different national and ethnic backgrounds. The Swedish school system has in its curriculum a clear mission to promote understanding and empathy for other people. In order to support teachers in this role, Nice People is made available to all eighth grade classes in Sweden, free to order from The Order of the Teaspoon.
The pedagogical exercises that accompany the film are adapted to school settings and can be used to introduce and deepen work on diversity issues such as integration and discrimination. The exercises are suitable for interdisciplinary instruction and support in the curriculum, especially for teachers who teach in Swedish, Swedish as a second language and Social Studies.
Are you an 8th grade teacher? Order the film here. (A teacher’s guide is also available.)
Nice People is made available to all eighth grade classes in Sweden, free to order from The Order of the Teaspoon.