Building a Tower

Subgroup Size

Small Group


2 hours

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Hapgood, K., & Fenes, H. (1996). Building a tower. In Intercultural learning in the classroom: Crossing borders (pp. 264-66). Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Understand that people have different perceptions of the same thing. 2. Understand that there are different interpretations of and meanings to the same verbal or non-verbal expressions. 3. Experience misunderstanding of others and being misunderstood. 4. Learn to communicate non-verbally. 5. Learn to cooperate on a specific task across communication barriers.