How does our understanding of the world around us change when we look at the world from another’s perspective?
This activity invites students to imagine what life is like from another person’s point of
view, such as a sugar plantation worker and a person with a disability. They will work collaboratively in groups and present their findings and reflections to the class. After students put themselves in someone else’s shoes, the activity culminates by inviting them to employ empathy in their everyday lives.
Students will be able to…
Collaborate with peers to complete a task.
Engage in role play to increase empathy.
Reflect on situations from someone else’s perspective.
Develop responsible choice - making by understanding situations from another’s perspective.