We could all stand to be a little more understanding about the situation of the people around us. With this download, the students are encouraged to take a walk in the shoes of people who are different that they are. Students are asked to imagine what it might feel like to have a disability, be unable to speak the common language, or feel singled out for having a different religion. These task cards are a great resource to help students also look at their own experiences and talk about how they felt.
I used these task cards in a couple different ways. Initially, I gave the students all of the cards, and they had to select ten of them to complete for full credit. I also printed them out, placed a hole punch in the top left-hand corner, and put a binder ring on them to keep them together. The students wrote their responses on the back of the cards. They had to keep up with it and turn it in at the end of the three week period. I found that this was a better method for my older high school students. The students enjoyed both experiences.