Rationale: Human Library
Community members and various professionals will volunteer their time as “books” in an effort to “help dispel myths and stereotypes by creating an opportunity for one-on-one conversations between people who may never have met otherwise.” Colonel By and Sir Wil students will have the opportunity to “sign-up for a book” and ask questions to learn about their human books and their extraordinary lives”. (Human Library Organization, 2012)
Our students will have an opportunity to “check out” people with very unique perspectives and experiences and provide insight into various topics of interest, not readily accessible to students’ daily lives. In groups of four, they will sit and chat with their human book for approximately 30 minutes, before proceeding to their next human book.