A Trip to the Zoo
An audio activity to evoke recall and stimulate conversation.
Outcomes from this activity:
1. Stimulates attentiveness. Captures and holds attention.
2. Evokes recall and stimulates imagination. When past experience coincides with the recording, mental images arrive.
3. Encourages conversation and, with a bit of guidance, results in affirmation of each participant.
4. Helps build community. Positive interaction builds relationships.
1. Use the best sound system that is available to you.
2. Optimal use is with 5 or fewer participants.
3. Group sing along is recommended. The words to "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" are simple and repetitive. A song sheet would be a distraction. Group singing builds camaraderie and reduces self-consciousness.
4. The recording begins with a few guitar chords. These chords also signal three places where group conversation might start: at about 8 minutes, 8 1/2 minutes, and at the end. Pause the audio and invite comments. If you can, involve each participant.
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