Storytelling and active listening

Children find out their family history and share their backgrounds and stories with their peers.

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Children either know or find out their family history and backgrounds in order to share with their peers. They should aim to share at least one thing no-one would know about them.  Their peers should be encouraged to listen carefully in order to understand what the story-teller is saying. 

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Hi Jon, great idea involving family history and learning to deeply listen! How do you prepare the student audience to be active listeners, non-judgmental, and dig into the empathy piece? Do students have something they are listening for--maybe they thinking about commonalities/differences or preparing one question for the presenter? Would love to see how you structure this for your students, its a great idea!

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