Objective: This lesson, when presented in conjunction with the fact vs. myth survey, can help the teacher and students identify what their perceptions of rape are. Do the students share the same ideas about the circumstances under which a rape is likely to happen?
Paper and pencil.
Ask each student to write a description of a rape including the following information.
1. The ages of the victim and the rapist.
2. A physical description of both individuals.
3. The location where the attack occurred.
4. The time.
5. Whether the people involved were acquainted with each other.
6. What the victim did following the rape.
If the teacher feels that the class response would be better, this exercise could be done as a group activity with the teacher writing the group’s responses on the blackboard.
Another alternative would be to divide the class into small groups of 4 or 5 and ask each to write a description.
Whatever method is chosen, the students’ work should be shared with the entire class.