It's human nature to judge people based on some set beliefs or lifestyle. We are used to instantaneously stereotyping people by their appearance and behaviour before getting to know them. However, judgments based on opinions and attitudes are often misleading.
What can help us discover a person real worth? Let's immerse in the atmosphere of the story and find out what it feels like to be prejudiced and change your opinion, to be depreciated and stand out, to be caught in a lie and avoid punishment, and what it actually means to be a gentleman.
Cinderella is a 17 years old girl who lives with her father, her evil stepmother and 2 foolish step sisters – who love taking selfies, surfing online, going out till the late hours of the night and easily caving into peer pressure. The King has decided that the time has come for his son, the 18 year old prince, to find a wife!
What is really going on in Little Red Riding Hood's life when she meets the wolf? Let's find out.
Cinderella has invited princesses from around the world to compare their stories. Learn about the folk tale that inspired stories like Cinderella and the myths that influence each story from around the world.
Did Emily Dickinson want us to read her poetry?
How did she want her poems to look?
Help discover Dickinson's lost poetry!
Investigate the original documents to better understand the concept of authorial intention and learn about some key players in the success of Emily Dickinson's work!
The private investigation team of "Detectives.com" is called to assist Muriel Glass, the young widow of Seymour Glass, in trying to figure out what happened to Seymour in the Hotel in Florida: why did he commit suicide? How does it all relate to the Bananafish?
"You never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them",
In these words Atticus explains Scout and Jem the way they should treat other people - those who are like them and those who are different from them; Black and white, criminals and their victims, haters and lovers.
In this game students are playing different characters from the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird": Scout, Jem, Aunt Alexandra, Calpurnia and Boo Radley. Each player is asked to "stand in the Other's shoes and walk around in them" in order to describe and explain his point of view, even if it is quite different from his own.
In the end of the game, the students will understand the complexity of Maycomb and the varied perspectives that comprise local society as well as human society in general.
Alex D. Rector is a young Theater director, about to direct "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams. You are the actors and she wants to work with you as a team: to think together about the play and Tom's character.
Alex's main question is: Should Tom feel guilty?
Should he give up his dreams and stay at home with Amanda and Laura?
Was Tom right to abandon Amanda and Laura in order to fulfill his dream?
Help Alex and join the discussion. You will find in your resources consuming background. Read it and share others.
Let's start ... Alex's success is the success of all of you ...
Five soldiers overhear Macbeth and Banquo's pivotal conversation with the three witches and discuss Macbeth's merits and faults as the play's hero.
As a teenager, Holden Caulfield sees the world in black and white. He argues that we live in a phony world. In this game, his family tries to provide him with additional points of view in order to show him that life is more complicated than he thinks. Sometimes, what seems to be a fake is merely a survival strategy...
The students, who embody the members of the family, are at the same age as Holden. This exposes them to different perspectives.
Is it really a phony world? This is the question that will be explored in this fascinating and in-depth discussion.
'The Test' by Angelica Gibbs is a short story about the perception of White people vs. Black people which was shown back in the 1940's in America.
A young African-American woman named Marian has failed her driving test for the second time as a result of rasict inspectors. Marian is a hard working woman, she got her driving license three years ago in Pennsylvania and has a first academic degree. She works for Mrs.Ericson as her housekeeper.
Throughout her test, the inspector verbally abuses her with racist remarks and addresses her as "Mandy-Lou" which is known as a negative nickname. Towards the end of the test, Marian feels as if she can no longer tolerate the inspector's racist remarks and erupts on him.
In this role-playing game, the students play Hamlet and his friends: Laertes, Ophelia,Fortinbras, and Horatio – who are asked to advise him on whether he should avenge the death of his father, or find other ways to punish Claudius.
To give him advise, they must take into account the societal demands, the fact that even some of them would like to avenge the death of their fathers, and Hamlet’s unique character.
It is 1820. You are in the ship Pequod under the commander of Captain Ahab. The mission is a whales hunting; their valuable fat is a great promise for significant profit.
But it soon becomes apparent that you are in a conflict:
The captain, Ahab, said he must demand a change in the purpose of the journey. He argued that he must chase Moby Dick, a giant white whale that few years earlier caused him to lose his leg. Ahab claims that pride is more important than money. He must kill Moby Dick, it’s a matter of saving his face and save profession.
In contrast, Starbuck, the first mate, opposed the idea. He says we are here to make a living and not to endanger ourselves for saving his face.
Who will you support?
Each one of you is tasked with a different opinion. Share it to others and try to reach an agreement.
Explore Shakespeare's "Macbeth" by playing different characters and discussing the importance of fate and free will in the famous tragedy.
Cultures and societies have different ceremonies and rituals to mark the transition to adulthood. Most of these rituals are based on ancient traditions that are passed down from generation to generation. Are they still relevant? What is their significance? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
This game brings together a group of young people from different cultures and provides them with the opportunity of exploring different rites of passage in order to form an opinion.
This activity is based on a common core activity from the NYC educational department addressing the following standards:
W.9-10.1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. a. Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. b. Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and concerns. c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims. d. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which the student is writing. e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
RI.9-10.1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence * (to support analysis of what the text says explicitly, as well as inferences drawn from the text).