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Many Japanese speak English. But they do not think our thoughts. They worship at other shrines; profess another creed; observe a different code. They can no more be moved by Christian pacifism than wolves by the bleating of sheep. We have to deal with a people whose values are in many respects altogether different from our own.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

The Mission of Japan, 1937

Don't!

Function: Activity
Words: 9
Duration: 1:00
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Aim: Introduce a key control word
Don't!

Don't!
Don't!
Don't!
Don't!
Don't!
Don't!

Don't! Don't! Don't!

Usage

  1. Have the children sit down.
  2. Pick up some object (an inflatable plastic club or hammer is ideal) with which to menace the children. Start the track.
  3. Slowly move to hit someone but upon hearing the word "Don't" stop and look sheepish/guilty.
  4. Keep threatening the children but fail to hit anyone. React to the soundtrack and especially to anyone who says, "Don't!"

Follow-Up

Threaten the children and see if any of them will say, "Don't!" Try hitting yourself and see if anyone will say "Don't!"

Play Don't Move!

Notes:

This is a very important concept for children to understand and respect. Teachers as well.

getfile: Don't!

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