We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.
Ursla Le Guin (1929-2018)
National Book Foundation speech, 2014
This is a classic co-operative activity and one of the many activities included in Cooperative Learning by Doctor Spencer Kagan (Kagan 1994). The whole group lines up according to an instruction given by the leader, usually the teacher. Typically players try to beat a time limit they have set themselves.
- alphabetically by name
- by length of name
- number of people in family (plus number of pets?)
- telephone number
Possibilities with flashcards (put the information on the card):
- animals (height, weight, name, years lived)
- months of the year/holidays
- times of the day
- occupations (name, salary)
- food (name, price, calories)
- countries (name size, population)
In cases where there may be ties decide in advance whether players will line up side by side or use paper, scissors rock to decide the order.
Think about the sensitivities of those lining up. For example, people might not want to line up by age or weight.
For those with good language skills it is possible to line up using something unqualifiable, eg likes or dislikes, or abilities or lack of ability. In this case no time limit is used. Rather players discuss with each other the position they take in the line and also perhaps answer follow up questions by the leader
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