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Blouse or a Shirt (Clip 1 of 3)

In the first clip associated with the Bronx Princess lesson plan, Rocky Otoo, a 17-year-old from the Bronx, and her mom, Aunt Yaa, butt heads over whether the shirt Rocky has bought is a "shirt" or a "blouse." Students should discuss what Rocky thinks is important, and what her mom thinks is important. Do students feel that they think differently from their parents? What factors might account for this, both in Rocky and Yaa's situation and in the students' own lives?