Empathy and the Self- a literary exercise
I first did this with 10th grade EFL kids, sitting around a carved stone table, on a sunny April day. The kids had never experienced such a class....highly recommended.
A short writing exercise, using "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry, as a vehicle, it explores empathy and the path to self-awareness.
It is suitable for class writing and group discussion, in a literature or history class. You may do the questions, one at a time and share, or have the kids write all in one sitting. The format is best supported by group work.
I have used it with 10th grade EFL kids, intermediate level.