In-class exercise for language
Get two volunteers to come to the front board (I tell them this is a good choice for any Pictionary fans). Ask them to draw a series of increasingly abstract words. The ones I use are:
- And if they’re enjoying the activity and you want to push it…Discrimination
This leads into a discussion about the difference between concrete and abstract terms. As we went down the list, each drawing became more complex, symbolic and subject to misinterpretation.
Thank you to Dr. Arne G’Schwind for this activity.