Learning Activity One:
1. Work together in small, cooperative groups. Consider the following questions: Can you define survival? What does it mean to survive? How do people survive? Describe a personal survival experience. Are there different levels of survival? What are they? What characteristics coincide and encourage survival?
2. Compare your definition to those in your group. How is yours different? Does survival mean something different to everyone? Why? What shapes our ideas of what it means to survive?
3. Write down your personal definition of survival, and then compare it to the dictionary definition. How does your definition measure up? Are there any important aspects that you left out, or that the dictionary failed to mention?