1: Look through AGENDA’s ‘ideas for change’ and note down all thethings that interest you.
2: Follow the links or use the search function to find out more about a particular issue (e.g. gender diversity, sexism in the music industry, misogynoir)
3: Choose an issue you would like to raise awareness of. Do some more research so that you have enough information to make 10 short sentences that begin with "I didn't know that..."
4: Choose a topic you know lots about.
Make 10 short sentences about this topic beginning with "I know that ..."
5: You are now ready to make your “do know/don’t know” flashcard story.
Using the coloured markers, write up one ‘do know’ page and one ‘don’t know’ page. Continue until you have 10 double-pages.
EXAMPLE: “I know that racism and sexism overlap, BUT, I didn’t know that some people call this misogynoir”
6: Illustrate each page, using photos, drawings, emojis.
7: Choose a quiet and private space to film your flashcard story. Try and avoid using any identifiable features (e.g. faces).
8: Keep safe, and upload onto a school, youth group or trusted adult’s Vimeo or YouTube account.
9: Create a hashtag and tweet your flashcard story via your school council, or group’s twitter account. Or, ask the Children’s Commissioner in England or Wales to tweet your story for you.
“It was really fun running around getting all the teachers to turn the pages, and watching the looks on their faces when they realized what the book was all about!”
“I loved illustrating the book – I love Disney!”
“I really enjoyed this … because we are more than our grades!”
Before you begin adapting this activity for the children and young people in your setting, read the section on Safety and Support.
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