For this group exercise coalitions will be split into three groups of four to five people. Each group will then pick a specific topic relating to their issue (i.e. Health, Education, Safety, or Economic Well-being).
Once you have chosen your topic, your group will have five minutes to present the following information, with one person being responsible for each point:
1. Define your objectives. Explain what your group wants to accomplish in teaching others about this topic.
2. Background facts and statistics on the topic, create a fact sheet, and photocopy the sheet for the class. This sheet can be photocopied through the advocates' office, if you are unsure about this you can ask one of the interns.
3. Pick an appropriate site that is relevant to your topic. This site can be anywhere and anything, but you must research it, and it must exist. The person responsible for this must present it to the class, and explain it's relevancy.
4. Pick a follow-up speaker, again this person can be anyone as long as they are relevant to the issue. The student must research the speaker, and again explain the relevancy.
5. Find solutions. Figure out where to intern and volunteer, and develop a strategy to bring public attention to the issue. This person will relate their information and plan to the class.
Your group will have five minutes to present this information, and each person in the group must speak. You will be graded on the basis of your group performance, even though each person must do their own part.
Your presentations can be creative if you want them to be. You can use skits, role-playing, illustration, exhibits etc. Both educational and entertaining!!!!
For further information, please see (or call us) Amy or one of the interns AFTER CLASS!!!
Kim S., Allison D., Joey, Ali N., Renee