THE PERSON BEHIND THE FACE
Write a play or story, or hold a debate, to explore the importance
of the personality behind a person's looks You may be able to find
true stories about wonderful people who have had to face the prejudice
of others; for example, people who have been in serious accidents
or have been badly burnt.
organising the debate
Find two volunteers who will each make a speech saying why they
agree with the proposition that beauty is in the eye of the beholder
and find two others who will make a speech saying why they disagree.
All speakers should give reasons for their beliefs.
While they are preparing their speeches, the others can discuss
the proposition in groups.
Appoint a chairperson. Give each of the four speakers the same
amount of time to speak without interruption.
Take a vote to see which side's argument has been more persuasive.
Form small groups and sit in circles. Each group-member
needs a sheet of paper on the top of which he/she should write
his/her name. When this has been done, pass the sheet to the
person on your left. When a sheet of paper comes to you, write,
at the bottom of the sheet, something you value or respect
about the person whose name is on the paper. Then fold the
sheet, so that the next person cannot see what you have written,
and pass it on. When your paper gets back to you, you will
have been given some reasons for self-respect and self-confidence
and you will have helped others by doing the same for them.
A quiz on your own actions and what you can do to increase
your own self-respect.