Ask participants to pick a partner, preferably a stranger.
Seat pairs of participants in a circle.
Three numbers are chosen by the roll of three dice, red, green and
blue. The red die corresponds to the category Society, the green die
corresponds to the category Environment, and the blue die corresponds
to the category Economy. Each category contains six terms, as listed
on the activity sheet, one for each number on the die.
One of the partners rolls the dice. The partners have 1 to 2 minutes
to discuss, then state a sentence or two linking the three terms that
correspond to the numbers shown on the dice. Terms may be used in any
If the partners cannot think of a linkage, the task of linking the
terms is passed to the pair on their left. Play continues until the
links are made or until each pair has had a try at making the linkage.
Encourage discussion of each linkage after each round of play.
farmer inherits a garden plot. The previous owner had not cared
for the plot; the soil had lost fertility and was eroded by rainwater.
The young farmer kept most of the harvest from the garden plot to
feed his family. The produce market in town suffered because many
farmers did not have surpluses to sell, because their land was also
"Brain Program #12: 666" in Jump Start Your Brain by
Doug Hall. Warner Books:New York. 1995. pp. 254-258.