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In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants review knowledge gained in past workshops.
Form teams of two or three. Give each team a different color marker. Point to the posted newsprint and say, in your own words:
Here are all the religions we explored in our time together. But why are the sheets blank? They need you to fill them in. When I say "go," each team should approach a sheet of newsprint and write one fact they remember about the religion named. The fact can be about a belief, a practice, or the religion's history. After writing, move on to another sheet. You must write something on every sheet. After you have written one fact on each sheet, then and only then may you return to a sheet to write a second fact. Use of Fact Sheets is not allowed. You may not write a fact that another team has already written. When I call "stop," the team with the most facts wins.
Give the youth five to ten minutes to write on the sheets; base the amount of time on the number of teams, the number of religions explored, and participants' interest level.
Call "stop." Invite youth to look at all their knowledge about world religions and encourage them to take pride in their learning. Count the facts and calculate the winning team.
Ask if anyone was surprised by how much they remembered. Remind them that they received Fact Sheets for all the religions. Distribute the copies you have made. If you have made a binder of Fact Sheets, show it to the group and explain where they will be able to find it after the program.
Announce the winning team. Say the winning team will be helpers during the last activity.
As with all movement-based activities, find a way for participants with mobility limitations to be fully included. For example, post newsprint sheets where a youth who uses a wheelchair can reach them. You might have teams sit together to work, then send one "envoy" to the newsprint sheets, rather than have all the youth moving around the room. Or, create an orderly pattern of movement. For example, start with teams positioned at particular newsprint sheets and ask the teams to rotate clockwise.
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Last updated on Thursday, November 3, 2011.
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