Teacher preparation 30–45 min

The teacher will act as the facilitator of this exercise and will ensure that the simulation progresses smoothly and in a structured manner.

Everyone participating in the exercise must understand the instructions fully before the exercise is begun and follow the instructions during the exercise.

The best learning results are achieved with a physical space that allows participants to immerse themselves in their roles. The story starts on a city street outside of school, so the exercise can be organised in the school yard or you can stage the classroom with appropriate details: the school gate, the sidewalk, the bus stop, and so on.

Hand out the general instructions to everyone (Handout 1, p. 3).