Assembly Videos 1-3
A Mood Setting Introduction – rather than the boisterousness that often accompanies assemblies, set the tone by having a slide show running with dim lighting as students enter, then immediately start this thought provoking video.
Schools vary as to how they may want to introduce an assembly. It is actually best to get agreement on having a brief introduction by the principal AFTER showing this 3 minute segment. It sets the mood well. Start the video immediately after the last group of students get to their seats in the auditorium. Then have a quick introduction – leading directly into describing “What a model is…” and the rules for getting into the game with the popcorn and chocolate.
The 1-Hour timing for the assembly will be thrown off unless the principal’s intro is brief. As students file into the auditorium, it helps to have lights dimmed and to have a slideshow of travel imagery cycling on screen
Define the Assembly Rules and Incentives for Participants
Begin the Game: Look for Similarities in People Around the World
Images create a mosaic of life around the globe. Looking for similarities sets up a sense of empathy – that people are people around the planet. Clothing dates some images as the late 80’s but even these images are better expressions shared quickly than much of what children anticipate from how they hear of these places in general.