Courageous Conversations: Perspectives

Updated Apr 6, 2017

These video modules, created by the Detroit Institute of Arts, feature Metro Detroit high school students from diverse backgrounds. The videos are designed to support educators in facilitating conversations about such potentially challenging topics as identity and race in their classrooms. The modules can be used as a pre- or post-visit resource or independently of a visit to the museum. Along with the links below for each video module, there are discussion prompts that may be helpful for guiding conversations with students. Educators can modify and use these flexible and open-ended prompts in many different ways to inspire thinking and discussion among students.

Discussion Prompts

-How do life experiences shape the way we think or wonder about what we see?

-Why might it be important to try and understand another’s perspective when it differs from our own? How might we go about exploring differences?

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