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In "Windows and Mirrors," a Tapestry of Faith program
Form small groups of three to seven participants. Tell them that each group will create a Dickens-style skit that illustrates extremes of wealth and poverty. Allow that some group members may opt out of performing the skit as long as enough others are willing to perform and each non-performing child participates meaningfully (as a planner/writer, props person, director, etc.).
Invite groups to choose a situation and setting where the very rich and the very poor would naturally encounter one another. You may wish to suggest or assign settings—for example, a playground, a restaurant, a bookstore, a shopping mall, a church or a public park.
Give groups five minutes to plan their skits. Sound the chime when time is up, and reconvene the entire group. Invite groups, one at a time, to present their skits.
After each skit, guide the entire group to process:
Position children with vision or hearing disabilities where they can best experience the movie.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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