March 7, 2015

Role Playing

One effective way to help students learn is through role playing. After the students are familiar with the story of Isaac and Rebekah’s getting together, have volunteers act out the role of the major players in the story. You may wish to have them role-play the story in a contemporary setting. For fun, you may specify that they must role-play in a specific genre, such as sci-fi or country and western. Prepare the audience by assigning them questions to be discussed at the conclusion of the role play. Examples include: Would this work in real life? Why or why not? How would you have handled the situation? In what ways would a contemporary role play of this story differ from the original?