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Activity 3: Personal Interviews

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Copy Handout 1, Questions for Interviews, for all participants.

Description of Activity

Participants find out more about who each are, their sense of place, and their connections to one another.

Form pairs. Give each pair a copy of Handout 1 and invite the partners to interview one another. Suggest they start with the questions on the handout, then think of more questions to find out what they have in common. Say that anyone may pass, or say "I don't know," to any question-they are sure to find enough items they can then share about each other with the group.

Allow three minutes for each partner to interview the other. To make sure that there is time for both people, ring a bell or chime after three minutes and ask the partners to switch roles.

After the second interview, join together again as a group. Invite participants to reflect on the experience. Did they learn things they hadn't known about someone they knew well? What new connections do they feel with their interview partner, after sharing information? Did they prefer asking the questions or giving the answers? What helps them feel connected to another person?

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