How do you solve a problem like inequality? Economic policymakers have been grappling with this for a long time, with varying degrees of urgency. The…
I made blackboards to hang at the back of the classroom for illustrated quotes and word walls. I bought exercise books for students to use as journals that were kept in the classroom.
Consumption was the subject of one lesson and developed arguments for and against technology using a thumbs up/thumbs down template.
“Show me you and the universe” is an activity from a book about teaching gifted children but it proves entertaining and insightful with students generally in English or Humanities.
Students work in small groups or pairs to devise a representation of themselves and the universe. They may choose to express their idea in any form: drama, text, drawing, spoken word … it is a lovely way to connect the personal to the big picture. Explore the connections between part and the whole, microcosms and macrocosms. Often their presentations are delightful and insightful.
Resource: “World Shaker” spelling list.
#identity #family #home #friends #Syria #empathy
Activity: Watch the video. Answer the questions. Write a reflective short response.
Everyone constructs their identity through their feelings about where they belong and what they are connected to. How many connections to Ossama’s identity are represented in the video?
Year 2-3 poetry activity. Predicting words from context using rhyming conventions. Reading. Visual imagery. Performance.