Two (mini) stories about your name
This ice-breaker activity offers students an opportunity to get to know each other by telling two (mini) stories about their names in two 1-minute presentations, each taking a different perspective. Students will practice presenting ideas to new audiences in a concise manner and develop rhetorical awareness as they embody different storytelling perspectives.
Activity title: Two (mini) stories about your name
Author: Jennifer Johnson
Course: PWR 1 or 2
Activity length and schedule: 20 minutes, week 1-2
- Get to know each other and have fun!
- Share a window into the relationship between language and identity.
- Practice presenting our ideas to new audiences in a concise manner.
- See value in perspective/viewpoint---there’s never a single story!
Activity details: Please find the handout with detailed instructions here.