This activity is for approximately 10-20 people.
Brainstorming, group work, individual work through international quotes
additional scenarios for learners’ to determine whether the actions are examples of good manners which show respect .
Each team presents its methodology for explaining the facts/ ideas.
Pose a manners-related quotation to provoke discussion.
“Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.”—Laurence Sterne
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” —Aesop
Invite learners to find and bring in quotes of their own discovery. Another variation is to have learners create their own wise or witty sayings.
Find from at least 6 different countries quotes about demonstrating good manners. And read them in their origin language and English. Introduce the topic of diversity by drawing attention to their differences and similarities on these quotes.
Choose one of them for your team and prepare a role play about this quote. Create a situation in which proper or improper manners can be used. At the final stage use this quote and finish.
This activity is an intergenerational activity that can be applied with mixed different age groups. In this way, sense of reflection and questioning skills can be considered from different aspects.