In "Virtue Ethics," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants use quotes about humility to create skits.
Tell the group that Confucius said, "Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues." Ask:
Say that sometimes an idea can sound great in abstract, but is harder to translate well to real life situations. Invite youth to practice translating noble sentiments into real life situations. The group will break into teams. Each team will randomly pick a quote and invent a real life situation to illustrate the wisdom of the quote. Turn the situation into a short skit, three minutes or less.
Divide into teams of three or more. Do not have more than four teams. Let each team pick a quote from the basket, without reading it beforehand. Let teams discuss and rehearse in private spaces, if available, for 10 minutes. If a team has difficulty thinking of a skit to illustrate their quote, either be ready with suggestions or let them pick another quote.
After 15 minutes, gather the group back together and ask teams to present their skits. Afterwards, discuss the skits.
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Last updated on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
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