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Originally developed for deaf children, this innovative and successful drama programme addressing personal, social and emotional needs can benefit all children in primary schools. The interactive and lively ideas cover a variety of themes from empathy to assertiveness. Bringing together the expertise of a drama teacher and the skills of a teacher of the deaf, the book provides an unconventional way of exploring human concerns.

Knowing How to Respond
Knowing how to respond
Objectives
  • To explore the idea of responding appropriately to other people's feelings.
  • To understand that we experience similar feelings.
Materials and Preparation
  • A tin can (for use in ‘Pass the can’).
  • Use resource: I know how to respond: first round (from the CD-Rom). You will need one scenario per pair of children. (For use in ‘I know how to respond’.)
  • Use resource: I know how to respond: second round (from the CD-Rom). You will need one scenario per pair of children. (For use in ‘I know how to respond’.)
Introductory Name Game — Affirmation Game
Sarks

Ask the children to form a standing circle. A player enters the circle and is the shark. She says aloud (or signs) the name of another member of the circle as ...

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