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Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.

Hermann Goering (1893-1946)

said to Gustav Gilbert at the Nuremburg Trials

Catch!

Choice Card: Catch!
Target:
understanding the concept of don't
Age:
children and up
Duration:
2-4 minutes
Class Size:
any
Energy Level:
moderate to high
Type:
activity
Equipment:
one or more balls
listening
agility
fun
ball

Players stand in a lose circle. One play holds the ball and throws it to another player saying "Catch!" That player catches the ball throws it to a third player, also saying "Catch!" And that's it! Well, not quite. When all the players are comfortable with the idea of catch other phrases can be introduced. For example, "Don't catcn!". "Catch and jump!" "Jump and Catch!" "Don't catch and spin! " The receiving player tries to meet the challenge set by the player throwing the ball.

Note:

When introducing this game I've usually worked with a partner. Both partners should be careful to avoid saying "Pass!" until the phrase catch is fully estabished. If care is not taken children may end up being confused and say "pass" when they are throwing the ball. If working alone, it possible to exablish the idea of saying catch by demonstrating that the ball should be ignored unless the thrower says, "Catch!" Make the game one of saying and not saying the word catch and catching and not catching the ball. Then adding "Don't Catch!" is straightforward.

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