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This book of structured activities for use in teaching about culture, ethnicity and diversity comprises easy-to-use classroom and training exercises that are both engaging to participants and effective as learning tools. The contributors offer tools to those teachers and trainers who strive to increase understanding of and communication between ethnic and racial groups. The book is arranged so that users may easily draw upon the activities to involve students and bring abstract concepts into the realm of the students' own experiences.
Chapter 25: Color My World
Color My World
The physical properties of color can be defined using three variables (Armstrong, 1991). First is hue, the pure colors that can be seen in a rainbow or in the electromagnetic spectrum by passing white light through a prism and can be measured in wavelengths (Lindsay & Norman, 1972). Color can also be classified by luminosity or brightness; for example, a range of pale pink to dark red would constitute a brightness scale. The third variable is that of intensity or saturation, that is, the degree of freedom from white; for example, pink would have lower saturation than red because of the larger amount of white in it, whereas dark red would have high saturation. All three criteria are used to ...