This fun and engaging role play, based off of Dr Seuss' classic story "The Sneetches", will help build community in your classroom.
Whether you are looking to begin a discussion on bullying, prejudice, or even segregation and civil rights, this simulation is sure to get kids discussing and thinking.
In my classroom, this role play becomes a reference point all year long. Students call back to it, especially in discussions of fairness and stereotyping. I've done this with students in both middle and high school, and while the conversations it leads to in the different settings are not the same, both groups have had challenging, interesting and high-level conversations as a result.
Pair this with a viewing of the short animated Sneetches film, and you are sure to get your students talking.