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This a a fun activity that can be completed in a few ways. Completing the activity as a class has worked well for some teachers. The activity with motivated students also can be completed indivcidually. Before using the activity a teacher should complete the activity independently to see if the content is appropriate for the students. (May work best on google Chrome)
Pre-Activity Writing prompt:
Explain a very important decision you have made in your life.
Ideas: Getting a job, playing / quitting a sport / hobby / instrument, attending a camp / overnight camp, getting a tutor, course selection, running for a student council position)
- What was the situation and decison?
- What were your choices?
- What was your process in coming to a decision? What were the most important factors in making your decision?
- Did you receive any critical advice from others?
- Looking back on the decision, reflect on it from your perspective today?
When teaching as a class, older teachers can date themselves by making reference to the Brady Bunch or Hollywood Squares. When completing the activity as a class, call on students to select the person who the class will hear from next.
Process of hearing perspectives:
- Choose a student to select a person
- Have the students write down the name of the individual
- Play the perspective
- Have students determinine whether the person is pro-war or anti-war. Also have the student identify the main reasoning for the position.
The curriculum from the National Parks Service also has a worksheet that can be photocopied that can accomplish the same objective.