I too am always in search of good ice breakers that haven't been done to
death or are too cutesy for 9th graders. I recently bought a book titled "
The Big Book of Motivational Games" by Robert Epstein. (ISBN.
0--07-137234-2) While the book is geared towards corporate and business
culture, there are some games in it that teach cooperation, teamwork and
planning. I think my 9th graders will enjoy these.
Emerson Junior High School
"There are three ways to get something done:
1. Do it yourself
2. Hire someone
3. Forbid your students to do it"
From: linda [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2002 8:45 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: ice breakers
I remember a funny game I played ( lots of you have probably played this
too, but it's good) called "WHO AM I?" We were all given a piece of paper
with a name of a famous person (artist) on it and we were to put it on a
partners back without letting them know who's name is on their back. We
were then to ask questions of the partner to try to ascertain who's name
was on our own backs. You could do this with any category of words. You
could do it with a partner or as a big group of mingling question askers.
I will never forget the strange STRANGE experience I had playing this
game. I somehow on earth guessed that I was Joan of Arc in three guesses.
Totally freaked my partner and I out. What does it mean? Was I Joan?????
Only the shadow knows, and he's not telling..... woooo eeee