This is the fourth activity on migration and refugees. This activity can be used as an immersion on the topic after the warming-up. You can find more activities on migration and refugees here.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Minimum of 6
No preparations are needed
LINK TO THE TOPIC
There are always different point of views on certain events. With this activity the participants should try out several perspectives, and get a feeling for different kinds of media – stagy and lurid, neutrally reporting, emotional, etc.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ACTIVITY
- Illustrating the importance of points of views
- Training the ability to see different points of views
The participants form small groups of 3 to 6 people. Each group is asked to create a TV news show that reports on a war situation in a fictional country. There are plenty different roles that participants can choose to play, e.g.:
- Host of the show
- Field reporter
- Witness being interviewed
- Expert on the topic in the studio
- Additional guests of the show, like a politician or a police person who make a statement
The groups get thirty minutes of preparation to create thes scenes. Afterwards the scenes are presented.
- What situations could you easily agree on during preparation?
- Which role was hard to fulfill and why?
- Why did you choose this story line?
- What other point of views which weren’t part of the scenes can you think about?
- Which people are affected by war?
- What do you think or do when you see war reports?