March 29, 2014

The Continuum

This is useful for discussing ideas that may be controversial.

Make two signs: one that reads “Agree” and one that reads “Disagree.” Put them on opposite sides of the room. Ask a series of questions and ask the students to stand at a point along the continuum between the two signs. (See the Closing Activity for sample questions.) Ask several students why they chose the position they did. Discuss why someone else might have chosen a different position. Do not judge opinions, or the students will not want to participate in the discussion.