This is an Inclusion Demonstration Activity for Grades 6-9 and would be great at "Back to School" time, for a Health class, a unit on discrimination or if bullying is an issue in your class.
It's called "Find a Group." Students go through this demo (silently) in which one or two students are unjustly excluded from the class. When the demo is over, a discussion follows as well as a written reflection.
I have provided step-by-step instructions for the demostration, as well as a copy of the questions for students to guide the written reflection.
If you want to begin to build a more positive classroom climate and open the doors of communication - you'll love this activity.
Teacher-Author: Krystal Mills
bullying, inclusion, exclusion, positive classroom climate