Joined: 25 Jan 2007
|Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:34 pm Post subject:
|A group you don't know:
Tell your students a story... e.g. your wife/husband came home with the news that he lost the winning ticket to the lottery. He'd bought the ticket in the morning and had chosen a combination of your and his birth dates. Sometime around lunchtime he was having a coffee in the nearest cafe and left the ticket behind on the counter.
Earlier this evening, he checked the internet and discovered that he'd won. He went back to the cafe but they emptied their trash bins and the ticket is no more.
Get your students to come up with a list of things that you both could have done if you'd been able to claim the winnings.
A group you know quite well:
You could write the words: ambitions and achievements on the board and then ask your students to brainstorm a list of things that people in general set for themselves (degrees, marriage, career) etc...
Then ask your students to jot down notes on ambitions they hoped to achieve when they were in their early twenties.
Then break them into smaller, more intimate groups, and get them to share with each other the things that they didn't achieve and what they think their lives would be like if they had achieved those things/ discussing regret etc.
Hope that helps!