In this project our first task was to learn about socialization, we spent a while learning about it, reading and watching videos about the different agents (i.e. gender, age, religion, race ability, disability, sexual orientation and economic class) and how you grow up being socialized. We then read a book called Mexican Whiteboy, it was about how two boys, Uno and Danny, were socialized. After learning about socialization, we made masks and wrote essays about how we were socialized. Since then, we have been working on our exhibition. This year the teachers decided that they wanted the exhibition to be more than just standing, repeating the same thing over and over, and just presenting our essays and masks, and make it more exciting, interactive and actually show what we have been learning, and also teach the community, our parents and everyone who came to the exhibition about socialization.
Basically, this exhibition is trying to address that we are made into ourselves, through media, school, peers, our parents and our religion. So we will be walking through the cycle of socialization and learning about how you are socialized according to those agents. People will be learning that we basically don’t make our own decisions.
I am most excited about building the exhibition, I want it to be beautiful and fun to learn and teach in. I want to work on actually building things to put in the exhibition, like desks and hallways.
I think that working with the groups and voting on what we were going to do for the exhibition, was actually helpful so that we have more ideas for what we are going to do for the exhibition.