Inside/Out: But... Names Will Never Hurt
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Agency for Instructional Television
Matched against each other in hockey, Mark and Jean-Pierre collide on the ice, and Mark charges in sudden anger that Jean-Pierre has deliberately tripped him and is a "dirty French frog." The ugly incident breaks up the game as Jean-Pierre, deeply offended, goes home to Hull, the French-Canadian city that borders Ottawa, the English-Canadian city where Mark lives. Upset by his own outburst, Mark later discusses what happened with his mother, who explains to him what discrimination has done to many peoples. Afterwards, when Mark goes to Hull to apologize, he encounters an unforgiving Jean-Pierre. Through the experience of the two boys, the stage is set for classroom discussion of how prejudice separates one person from another and affects the feelings of everyone involved.
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