The Group

15 male students from Bowen High School

Used the poem "Solitude" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (available here) and a image entitled Fortress of Solitude

Highlights

It went well when I asked the students if they could relate to the loneliness felt by the lady in the picture and every teenager said "yes"

Challenges

When it comes to high school students next time I would definitely give them more time to express themselves because the conversation could have gone on for hours.

Opening Activity

First, I had the students break off into pairs of two's, then after about 5 minutes of conversation, every student got introduced by the person sitting next to them and an adjective to describe them

Discussion Questions

Has there ever beeen a moment where you felt alone even with others around you?

Closing Activity

Which exercise stood out the most, was it the picture or the image?

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