Lesson ECP-1

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Be respectful, come prepared, and show interest to have the best possible educational experience. 

Lesson goals

Learn about post-colonial theory, the effects of colonial history and practice using post-colonial terminology in both historical as well as modern examples.

Lesson activities

Basic: warm-up

Intermediate: introduction lecture

Advanced: theory lecture

Basic: This is fine

Warm-up exercise: This is fine

Time for the activity: ~5-10 minutes

On the floor is a range from this is fine to this is not fine. You are going to be given a series of statements to react to (these are not necessarily what we think).

Your task is to quickly stand on this line as a reaction to the statements. Please be prepared to motivate why you chose to stand there.


  • Men holding hands and showing their emotions openly.

  • Calling someone "bitch", “biyaatch” and “boss bitch”.

  • It is more acceptable for people of color to use racial stereotypes or racial slur.

  • Older women dating a younger partner.

  • Someone who is behaving like a Karen should be told that they are, in fact, a Karen.

  • A man who has sex with many is considered to be a legend, while a woman who has sex with many is considered loose.

  • If you are dressing sluttily, you are asking for it.

  • It is ok to read your partner’s text messages.

Intermediate: introduction lecture

Level 2-1 Post-colonialism

Advanced: postcolonial theory exercise

Which postcolonial theory?

Time for the activity: ~10-15 minutes

  • Look at the examples below

  • Discuss them with a classmate and explain it using the postcolonial theory (found on the right)

  • Take notes as needed

  • Prepare to share your thoughts


“The ambiguous way in which colonizer and colonized regard one another.”

Colonial education

“The process by which a colonizing power assimilates ... larger population to its way of thinking and seeing the world.”


”The process by which a cultural practice is made stimulating and exciting in its difference from the colonializer’s normal perspective.”


A mix of cultural, ethnic or social aspects, such as traditions from parents’ mixed background.


“Ways in which one group excludes or marginalizes another group.”


A European western perspective is seen as the norm, in terms of world-view and culture.


“The means by which the colonized adapt the culture (language, education, clothing, etc.) of the colonizer.”


Read about post-colonialism and study the Quizlet.

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