Difference between revisions of "Who I Am - by Lineage"

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===Objectives===
 
===Objectives===
Diversity awareness and appreciation. Appreciation of those who came before us. Get to know each other.  
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Diversity awareness and appreciation. Appreciation of those who came before us. Get to know each other.
  
 
===Group Size===
 
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===Set Up===
 
===Set Up===
 
Sit in a circle.
 
Sit in a circle.
Ask everyone to think about their matrilineal family - the names of their mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother . . .Give them a few minutes to recall names.  
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Ask everyone to think about their matrilineal family - the names of their mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother . . .Give them a few minutes to recall names.
  
 
===Directions===
 
===Directions===
 
In turn, each person introduces herself, e.g., "I am Randee, daughter of Ruth, who was daughter of Helen, who was daughter of Priti, who was daughter of others . . "
 
In turn, each person introduces herself, e.g., "I am Randee, daughter of Ruth, who was daughter of Helen, who was daughter of Priti, who was daughter of others . . "
Go as far back as you can, and then say "of others."  
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Go as far back as you can, and then say "of others."
  
 
===Debrief===
 
===Debrief===
Does this arouse curiosity about yourself? Give interesting information about each other? How can you use insights from this activity in your regular team projects?  
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Does this arouse curiosity about yourself? Give interesting information about each other? How can you use insights from this activity in your regular team projects?
  
 
===Alternatives===
 
===Alternatives===
 
Name the patrilineal (father's line) family; or each person can choose.
 
Name the patrilineal (father's line) family; or each person can choose.
  
Or give your lineage by major life influencers/inpsirers: "I am Ted who was inspired by Maria Montessori who was inspired by children . . . "  
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Or give your lineage by major life influencers/inpsirers: "I am Ted who was inspired by Maria Montessori who was inspired by children . . . "
  
  
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Latest revision as of 00:16, 21 November 2013

This activity has been used at women's gatherings to raise awareness of our fore-mothers. It can be adapted for any kind of group.

Objectives

Diversity awareness and appreciation. Appreciation of those who came before us. Get to know each other.

Group Size


Materials

None

Set Up

Sit in a circle. Ask everyone to think about their matrilineal family - the names of their mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother . . .Give them a few minutes to recall names.

Directions

In turn, each person introduces herself, e.g., "I am Randee, daughter of Ruth, who was daughter of Helen, who was daughter of Priti, who was daughter of others . . " Go as far back as you can, and then say "of others."

Debrief

Does this arouse curiosity about yourself? Give interesting information about each other? How can you use insights from this activity in your regular team projects?

Alternatives

Name the patrilineal (father's line) family; or each person can choose.

Or give your lineage by major life influencers/inpsirers: "I am Ted who was inspired by Maria Montessori who was inspired by children . . . "




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