Crayons “We are a box a crayons, each one of us unique; but, when we get together, the picture is complete.” -Shane DeRolf Overview: Research indicates that students learn concepts/ideas more effectively when they apply these concepts/ideas to everyday activities, films/movies, newsworthy events, etc. The crayons assignment provides you with the opportunity to view a film related to race/ethnicity and to apply key sociological concepts to this film. The films The Essential Blue Eyed (together with a Debriefing video) and Angry Eye will be available online. They are available for downloading, which is the best way to access them. In addition, Angry Eye can typically be found on YouTube. You need to respond to only one of the films. The guidelines are set up for The Essential Blue Eyed, and that is the segment I prefer; it is fuller and includes the Debriefing. However, you can choose; just be sure to adjust accordingly. Because Angry Eye does not have a debriefing segment, you’ll need to improvise. One way to do this is to discuss the film with one or more of your friends. While viewing the film, take notes on the key points of the film and think about how the film applies to the following key concepts: race, discrimination, racism, stereotyping, and prejudice. Before preparing the written assignment, be sure to view (or conduct) a debriefing segment, considering the overall purpose of the film and of this assignment. You will be graded on technicalities of the assignment and your overall understanding of the social construction of race. Purpose: ! To demonstrate understanding of the film The Essential Blue Eyed ! To define key concepts related to race/ethnicity ! To apply sociological concepts to the film The Paper (worth 100 points): The “crayons” paper must be from three to four pages in length, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins, and 12 point font (Times New Roman or Arial). Submit through K-State online in Word format (.doc or .docx). You may write the report in first person, using formal language. You must use subheadings, carefully structured by the following organization. (See rubric for details!). Title Page The title page should provide an interesting title for your paper that grabs the readers’ attention and gives an idea of the contents of the paper. It should also include the course, instructor, your name, and the due date of the paper. Introduction and definition of key terms (about ½ page) Here you will introduce the topic and define the following terms: race, racism, discrimination, prejudice, and stereotyping. Application of key terms (about 1 ½ to 2 pages) Here you will apply each of the above concepts to the film The Essential Blue Eyed. Please discuss how each concept applies to the film, using specific examples from the film. Be thorough in your discussion. The best approach is to integrate the topics rather than a sequential “laundry list.” Reaction to the film (about ½ page) Here, please provide a reaction to the film. Answer at least three of the following questions: How did you feel after watching the film? What do you think of the film’s content, and did this change over time? What was the most memorable part of the film for you? Would you recommend this film to one of your friends? Why or why not? Should this film be shown to high school (or earlier) students? Why, or why not? Please include your reaction to the debriefing posted on KSOL (required). Conclusion (about ½ to 1 page) Please conclude the paper by discussing the “so-what” question of this assignment as well as a sociological “big idea” demonstrated in the documentary.