In chapter 1, (P. 10 – 13) your text discusses stereotypes of gangs. List one stereotype you were aware of and one you weren’t aware of. As you watched the Gang Starr video did you see or hear anything that may contribute to stereotyping? What is an important question you have about gang stereotypes? What are the facts? What is your reaction to gang stereotypes?
Define a Zoot Suiter. See pages 54-59. What happened involving these youth in the 1940s? How long did this incident last? What role did the police play in this incident? How did stereotyping play a role in this situation?
What question do you have about Zoot Suiters? Use the Inquiry Based Learning method to answer your own question. Ask your question, conduct your inquiry, create a list of facts, then reflect and discuss.
Having trouble with a question? Here are a couple of example questions, “Are Zoot Suiters a street gang?” or “Are Zoot Suiters still relevant today?