Description: This activity will utilize the power of groups and diverse backgrounds. More specifically, the activity will allow participants to evaluate their own beliefs about their surroundings and to think about their own experiences with diversity.
This I Believe
The Purpose of This Activity
This activity will allow participants to evaluate their own beliefs about their surroundings and to think about their own experiences with diversity.
Paper and Pen or pre-made choicesheets
This activity will allow us to explore how we see the world and our environment specifically.
You will have the opportunity to face some of the ideas in your community, and think them through for yourself.
How to Play
In preparation for the activity, hang up the choicesheetsaround the room with space for students to stand in a group near each one. Each should be a piece of paper with one of the following answers: Always True, Sometimes True, Seldom True.
Instruct students to listen to the statements on the question sheet, and then walk to and stand by the answer that shows their opinion. If students are not all able, invite them to raise one finger for “always true,” two fingers for “sometimes true,” or three fingers for “seldom true.”
After each individual statement, provide participants from each “answer group” the opportunity to share or explain what made them stand by their opinion.
What are 1-2 words that describe what this activity was like for you?
Why did we do this activity?
What did this activity tell you about your peers?
Were there times you felt conflicted?
Did someone‟s selection surprise you at any point?