Debate Your Rage

Posted on January 17, 2013 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary, 16-19s,

Game download to accompany the March 2013 Youthwork Magazine schools work resource. This game is used in a context of a lesson exploring the issue of self-harm and anger and frustration being one of the main triggers for that.

Download the Debate Your Rage game board here
Download the Debate Your Rage game statements here

- Explain that the following game is going to help them look at what activities, situations and events cause them the most anger
- Before handing out the game boards and envelopes to students, first run through with them the point of the game and the best way to play:
1. Students will take it in turns to select a statement from the envelope
2. They first give an initial reaction to the statement
3. Ask other group members to share their ideas too related to the statement
4. Decide where to place the statement on the game board (they can choose to move someone else's statement and replace with their own or choose a new space on the board)
Run through an example from an envelope with the class. This is so that they have a good idea about what it means to discuss a scenario and how important it is to listen to everyone's ideas.
Hand out game boards and envelopes of statements to each group and set them off. You will want to be available to help any groups who need assistance or to be aware of any students who are already finding this subject difficult.

Find the lesson plan in the March 2013 Youthwork Magazine.