Pre and post-show activities
Define the following words:
- Freedom fighter
What are the differences and similarities between the definitions of these words?
Start by asking the class ‘under what circumstances would you kill another person?’.
Set up a debate.
Team A argument: Killing or violence is acceptable in certain circumstances.
Team B argument: Under no circumstances is killing or violence acceptable.
- Being forced out of your home
- Seeing your family hurt
- Talking with somebody to resolve an issue
Locate examples in your own life and/or in Australia. How did/would you respond in these situations.
Post Show Activities
What approaches can negotiators use in the talking process?
- Ensuring everybody in the negotiations is heard
- Encourage understanding between the groups
Two people claim ownership of a special object that has considerable meaning to each party. Give person A the opportunity to make a case for possession. Then Person B has the same opportunity to promote their point of view. Person C must negotiate between A and B to arrive at a resolution. Give every member of the group the chance to be the negotiator.
Research the following organisations on the web and compile a list of 3-5 things they could do to prevent the further spread of terrorism. Design a poster promoting these things.
Decide on a theme or issue from the play (child soldiers, torture, inter-cultural dialogue) your group is interesting in. Search through newspapers, blogs, autobiographies and other useful sources to compile what other people have to say on the chosen issue. Turn the compiled transcripts into a play.