1 CARD ACTIVITY Form groups of @ 4 in each group. Pick a card from the deck and share something from your life according to the card guidelines. When finished, place the card on the bottom and pass the deck to the next student. DO NOT CHOOSE CARDS ALL AT ONE TIME. Each student should have at least three times turns. If you’ve had more than one of the same face card, then follow the suite. Use skills from your LADDER handout. CLUBS organization or group to which you belong (a church, a college, a civic group like The Women’s Club, or Mason’s) **Describe an organization that has influenced you. How has this organization influenced you?** DIAMONDS a value that is important to you and an experience with that value **Describe an experience you've had which illustrates one of your deeply held values** HEARTS family member and change in relationship **Describe a situation with a family member who has inspired you or who has disappointed you. OR Describe a relationship with a family member that has changed. What has caused this relationship to change and how did it change?** SPADES a regret in your life and explain why 2 **Describe an action that you have done which you regret now. Why do you regret this action now?** FACE CARDS: JACKS: important material objects in your life **Describe an object that defines you. What does this object say about you?** (example: a house, car...) QUEENS: an important woman in your life KINGS: an important man in your life ACES: a time when you had the most courage to overcome a problem JOKERS: an event which completely changed your life. **How did this event change your life?** DISCUSS: What information was easiest to share? WHY? Which information was hardest to share? WHY? How did the actions/reactions of the group influence what information you shared? Summarize what you have learned about your classmates. What type of communication was this? What skills did you use in this activity? How can these skills be used when speaking with others? How can the skills from this activity be used in giving speeches?