up seven chairs in the front of the classroom. Place the following
phrases on individual placards and place them on the chairs.
Person who is hungry
Person who is homeless
Person who has a life threatening disease
Person who is employed
Person who is unemployed
Person who is on public assistance
(blank placard -the student can choose the topic concerning
activity is called the "Circle of Wisdom". Invite the
students to volunteer to take one of the chairs and talk about
being a person who is....hungry, homeless, sick, employed, etc.
They can have personal experience with the issue, or they can
explain what they think it would be like to experience the issue.
the activity seriously. Tell the class that sharing personal experiences
can sometimes be difficult and you would like them to give the
presenter their full and undivided attention. Encourage the volunteers
to share their experiences as much as they can.
the presenters to speak about :
it is like to be ____
they feel/felt being____
they can teach others about being ____
they would like to see happen about people in their position