First, I showed them a picture of a young woman sitting in an alley. Her clothes were ragged and she had a black eye. I asked them to write down her name, her age and problem she was dealing with. They had a great time naming our class character and working through a problem she had.
|Fabulous 1980s fashion accessory, the tee shirt clip|
The kids visited each station for five minutes, picking and studying an item and answering a couple questions about the person who would have that item or horoscope and how they would relate to themselves. The kids had a ball playing with the old hats and 1980s and 1990s jewelry. They laughed about their horoscope animals (most of them were rats and pigs). They happily filled out their questions and did so in dead silence because they were so into the activity.
|What my students call a "church hat"|
They were great! The kids even said that they had a really fun time with the activity. I definitely recommend this lesson for anyone wanting to introduce character creation to their students. What a fun day! :)