I use this pre-reading activity for the short story "Just Lather, That's All" by Hernando Tellez. The students love discussing the issues behind war. During the scenario portion of this activity, the students are able to gain a better understanding of why someone might want to overthrow their government. Finally, the group work portion of this activity allows students to apply their ideas to create a rebel force of their own. It is an excellent framework for the short story and allows students to have a deeper understanding of the Barber's struggles when he's faced with Captain Torres.