Learners were then asked to create their own drama inspired by the events of the story. They worked together in groups to create and perform 5 scenes to tell a story of them going back in time and the unfolding consequences of their actions. The ideas behind their scenarios really showed they had understood what the author had been trying to convey through his short story.
After their enthusiastic performances, the learners reflected on what they thought were the messages of the story and of their own dramas. This led them to consider what they thought the Big Idea was. Several groups got it almost spot on:
Every individual thing affects and is affected by other things.
They then wrote in their journals answering a choice if questions, such as “If you could go back in time to change something that happened to you, would you change it?” or “What things have happened to you recently, or in the past, that you think affect you now each day?”