-Which “values” do they transmit to children? Are these values always positive?
-Could you give examples of positive or negative values in bedtime stories?
This debate is useful in order to get the students to reflect on the values that bedtime stories contain, and if they all are positive: For example, the role of women in these stories.
The concept of “politically correct” is introduced. The students give their opinions about the meaning of this concept, and the teacher completes the meaning.
The teacher selects one of the stories of the book, which consists on nowadays and “politically correct” adaptations of classic bedtime stories. For example, I chose Cinderella.
The students have to listen to the story and note down all the differences they notice from the original one. Later, these differences are commented in class. For example, related to the roles of men and women in the adaptation and in the original one, etc.
Finally, the students are asked to write something similar at home: they have to choose a classic bedtime story and adapt it to current times and make it “politically correct”.
Los alumnos deben escuchar el relato y apuntar las diferencias que observen con respecto al relato original. Posteriormente comentamos en clase las diferencias. Por ejemplo, respecto al rol de hombres y mujeres en la adaptación y en el original, etc.
Finalmente, los alumnos deben realizar en casa una actividad similar: elegir un cuento infantil clásico y adaptarlo a la actualidad y hacerlo “políticamente correcto”.