Yes I know you are reading this because I put the R word in the title. There is a word in Korean called “Wankta.” Basically it is one kid in class who is chosen by the group to get picked on, beat up and made fun of. I think 50 Cent changed the word to Wangsta for his rap video. Yet I digress. I wanted to teach the kids not to judge and to give everyone a chance. What did I do?
Scrap Booking: The Swap
1- Every student sits next to someone brand new.
2- Switch scrap books with that person and spend 15 minutes to draw, write or cut out newspaper articles about what they thought of the other person.
3- Give back the scrap book to its owner.
4- Shake the other person’s hand and introduce themselves.
5- Then they evaluated how true the other person’s perception was and spent the next 15 minutes talking and listening to their new friend.
I really wanted to get across the point of not judging other people and to give everyone a chance.