Picture doubling: Guiness Records
Guiness world records
Introduce the topic, asking any world records people know etc.
- Introduce the selection (minimum three) using pictures. What records do they hold?
- Ashrita Furman
- who walked 130.3km with a bottle of milk balanced on his head
- Jackie Bibby (America)
- held the most snakes in his mouth (11 snakes for 10 seconds)
- Melvin Boothe
- has the longest fingernails in the world
- Darren “Professor Splash” Taylor (America)
- The highest shallow dive, 10.87 m
- Lucky Diamond Rich (Australia)
- the world’s most tattooed person (has most tattoos)
- Write key language on the board as it arises. (e.g. She has the longest fingernails in the world.)
- Either put the pictures up around the walls, or project them. Label them with the person’s name.
- Question forming.
- Do an example. Elicit questions for Ashrita. Make them good, and put on WB.
- Split class into five groups (if five characters), giving one character per group. Brainstorm, with input from me.
- Students either walking around, or in groups (as per Arnolfini), write questions. I can set a minimum.
- Prepare to split into five groups (It’s OK to have less groups)
- If doing Arnolfini style, the key is to create as many groups as there are characters. In this case, there are 5 characters so 5 groups. Make sure everyone in the group writes all of the questions.
- Number students depending on how many final groups there will be.
- You will now interview the people in the picture. Ask for a volunteer (or do it myself) to sit in a chair and demonstrate. Do I want to encourage follow-up questions?