This is a simple quick activity that helps you evaluate how opinions have changed over the course of the lesson.
What you need: Twitter bubble worksheets
What to do:
- Before the film begins hand out to each member of the class a worksheet with two Twitter speech bubbles on it.
- Ask the class to fill out the first bubble with a statement with anything they know about mental health/mental ill-health. Give the class 2 minutes for this.
- Play the film and repeat the exercise with the second bubble.
- Then lead a round-up on how the class’s opinions have changed since they have learned about mental ill-health.
- Ask the pupils to answer this question as a stimulus to writing something positive: ‘How would you support someone with mental ill-health?’
- Stick the Twitter bubbles up on the wall as a class display.
- This activity works well as an end of unit evaluation, but also works on its own.
Pupils learn how it is easy to stigmatise others when you don’t know what someone is feeling. Pupils gain skills in understanding and empathy.
'HWB 0-05a / HWB 1-05a / HWB 2-05a / HWB 3-05a / HWB 4-05a
I know that friendship, caring, sharing, fairness, equality and love are important in building positive relationships. As I develop and value relationships, I care and show respect for myself and others.'