From Acting to Being

Students will develop characters based on real people, learning to walk and talk in someone else's shoes.

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Hey Martha! Save this thought for the Ideation phase - coming up in the 3 days time. The Discover phase is all about us gaining insight. What insight have you gleaned along the way about empathy?

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I participated in a book club with 6th graders. The book we read was action-packed, but I think it was riveting because the author disclosed information about the characters slowly. You had to wonder about their past and motivation. Students could write stories using this approach. They could also create a story game where there are cards that represent different types of information about people's backgrounds. The objective is to accurately guess a person's story without having a complete set of information.