Lesson 4: Cooperation
Games (10 minutes): human knot and keep the ball in the air holding hands (count aloud how many times you can pass the ball around).
Discussion (15 minutes):
- What is cooperation?
- Have you been in a situation where you had to cooperate with someone or with a group of people? How did it feel?
- What can you achieve through cooperation? Do you achieve the same when you are working alone? What about when we compete against each other?
- Is there anything that we can do without building on what others before us have done?
- What do you think makes it difficult for us to cooperate with each other?
- What do you think is the relation between cooperation and justice?
Discuss the questions below in groups of 3 (10 minutes):
- What do you gain personally when you pay attention to other people and help them?
- What happens to other people when you cooperate with them?
- Can we bring out the best in everyone when we compete against each other?
- Is justice more likely to be achieved through competition or cooperation? Why?
- What is needed for us to cooperate with each other? Sense of fairness, courage, overcoming stereotypes?
Skits (10 minutes): make groups. Each group chooses a problem and acts out what would happen if this was a problem that needs everyone’s cooperation in order to be solved. Have each group present their skit to the whole group.
Write in your journal: is there any injustice that you see around you that you would like to change? Could you accomplish this change by yourself or would you need to cooperate with others?
Cooperation: working together to bring out the best in each other, that is, to achieve justice.