"If you had to decide, what would you have rescued from your burning house?"
Students decide from the list below which things are more imortant to them and why.
It may be useful to try and rank the items in order of preciousness:
- videotapes / DVDs
- video games
- trophies / awards
What do students think are the three most precious things in life?
Are they health, money and love?
Students feedback their ideas and opinions about what they would rescue and what is most precious to them.
- Grief is one's own personal experience of loss. Mourning, on the other hand is "grief gone public".
- There is a period of shock and disbelief immediately after a disaster.
- Many people may feel numb, or feel as though the event can't quite be real.
- Speculation about what happened tends to follow with people seeking more information, this can sometimes become fanatical.
- Feelings sadness or anger about the tragedy build.
- Another response is wanting to check in with loved ones, even if they are not close to the disaster or in any immediate danger.
Turn this into an assembly
- Engage the assembled students with volunteers who will share their points of view.
- Use props, if available, to provide effective stimuli.
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