A simple, visual way to evaluate historical and literary characters from more than one perspective!
Students choose a fictional or historical character to evaluate and write their name into the template.
- Decide on at least 4, but up to 8, ways to rate your historical/fictional character (e.g. loyalty, friendliness, intelligence, determination, tolerance – this is a discussion in itself!)
- Place a dot on each line to rate your character for your categories (10 being the best score).
- Join up the dots to produce a “Wheel of Life” for your character.
- Explain your choice in the table overleaf.
Taking it further:
Arrange students into a continuum line, with the most positive interpretations at one end, and the most negative at the other.
Print off the wheels of different students and arrange them in a diamond 9 diagram as a classroom display piece.
Create a ‘physical’ wheel of life by arranging eight students on the playground – each step outwards from the centre of the circle (up to a maximum of 10) for each of the categories of analysis.
Download: Wheel of Life Template (.doc).