The eye of the storm

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  • Documents an innovative experiment in which Jane Elliott, a third-grade teacher, divides her all-white class into "blue-eyes" and "brown-eyes," making each group superior or inferior on successive days. Demonstrates the nature and effects of bigotry by showing changes brought about in the children's behavior and learning patterns.


  • Originally broadcast as an episode of the ABC television program NOW on May 11, 1970.
  • Special features: Facilitator's guide [PDF files require a DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat]; Education products [weblinks require Internet access].
  • DVD.
  • In English, with optional subtitles in English, English (sensitive audience version) or Spanish.


  • Start -- Business as usual -- Tuesday morning -- Color of your eyes -- Tuesday afternoon -- Wednesday morning -- I hate today -- Wednesday afternoon
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