To conduct this activity you will need:•
At least 10 players in a room with a good amount of space to move around in. If you are playing in a classroom you may wish to move the desks to the side of the room to give adequate playing area.•
A whiteboard/smartboard to write on.•
The instruction sheets on Culture A and Culture B to give the players.
Divide into two groups. Explain to the groups that they are going to be given directions for becoming a cultural group and that whatever happens, they should behave the way people from their culture behave.
Give each group a copy of the directions for their group (shown on the right. Printable version here
) and tell them to take just a couple of minutes to come up with answers to the three questions on the sheet:
1. What is the name of your cultural group?
2. What do the people of your cultural group do for jobs?
3. What do your people eat?
Tell them that three people from each group to become the “travelers” who will go explore the other culture. The rest will stay in their home culture and meet the visiting travelers from the other culture.
Give the groups a few minutes to practice behaving the way their culture group does (it works best if the two groups are not in the same room so no one can see the opposite group practicing. Keeping a group in the classroom and sending the other to another room/hallway is ideal).