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Alternate Activity 1: Ethics Play

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Two dice (extra large, if possible) of different colors
  • Ethics Play role name tags
  • Ethics Play Scenarios (Session 1, Leader Resources 2-7).
  • Optional: Masks, costumes, and wigs for roles

Preparation for Activity

  • If you are or your group is new to Ethics Play, refer to the directions in Activity 4 of Session 1, Introducing Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong.

Description of Activity

Participants play a game replicating real-life situations involving ethical decisions.

Ask at the end of the game whether the ethical choices were easy to make or complicated and slippery. Did the role-players sense that what they first thought was right or wrong could easily be the opposite because of different circumstances? Were any previous Ethics Play scenarios like this?

Including All Participants

If some participants have limited mobility, you might wish to have the group remain seated, or at least give individuals a choice between standing and sitting when they speak.

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