Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry

Book Resources: Chapter 3: You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught


Matthew Morrison in South Pacific “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught”

Film Focus Point: The song “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught,” which states that you have to be taught to hate the people who are different from you. (Note: It might be helpful to show the lyrics to this song along with the video.)

Text Focus Point: Page 73

Discussion Questions

  1. What are some ways people are taught hate, prejudice, and stereotypes?
  2. Why is hatred taught rather than love?
  3. What can people do to “unlearn” hate, prejudice, and stereotypes?


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