2.4: Knowing me, knowing you
|Theme:||Developing identity and self-esteem|
|Age Group:||Year 2|
Students communicate with a range of people in informal and guided activities demonstrating interaction.
- If students have had limited experience with cultural diversity, it may be necessary to explain terms used in the Handout: Knowing me, knowing you to the class first.
- Readers of different abilities may be paired to complete this activity. The teacher may need to model questioning to show subject/verb agreement. E.g. Ali speaks another language. “Do you speak another language?”
- The activity may be completed over several sessions.
- A4 paper, coloured pencils, textas or crayons
- Introduce this activity explaining that each person has different life experiences which influence who they are.
- Distribute the handout: Knowing me, knowing you and ask the students to interview each other using the handout. Students must find a class mate to match statements listed on the handout. As far as possible, students should only use each class mate's name once to encourage interaction between all students.
- After completing the handout: Knowing me, knowing you, lead a class discussion on the special facts that students have found out about each other.
- In small groups or as a class, ask students to use the information gained to construct class graphs or charts which represent students' life experiences.