What are the important character traits of a good military leader? Individuals ponder this question before reading Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel, Ender's Game. After individuals rank a series of qualities, groups meet, compare their rankings, and then share their compilations with the class.
- Create a master list of leadership qualities and the classes' rankings and post this list to use as a reference while reading the novel
- Repeat the exercise but ask kids to consider and rank the qualities important for political leaders
- A great way to introduce one of the key themes in the novel