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.

 

DURATION

40-45 minutes

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Minimum of 6

MATERIALS

None

PREPARATION

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

DESCRIPTION

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.

REFLECTION

  • 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?