Make a Shadow Collage
Who's Got Your Back?
Who supports you? Who has helped or continues to help you to become you? Now that you've gathered information about your family going back several generations (start by asking your parents and grandparents), create a "shadow collage" to show "who's got your back."
- Gather photos of your family members (see how far back you can go!). Include a photo of yourself. If photos aren't available, you can draw pictures of your family members.
- Sometimes friends can be so close, they are like members of your family. Feel free to gather pictures of your close friends and add them to your collage.
- Next, gather photos of mentors, teachers or others who have had a great influence on you.
- Arrange the images so that your photo appears in front with the images of your family and friends behind you like shadows.
If you could speak to a famous historical figure or role model who is no longer alive, who would it be? Improvise a scene in which you speak to someone you've always admired. What would you ask him or her? What do you think they would say?
If you could speak to someone in your family who has passed away, what would you talk about? What would you ask him or her? What do you think they would say?
Photo by Joan Marcus, Copyright Disney Theatrical Productions