Let’s design a flag for your students’ civilizations. But let’s do it right! We’ll dig into the language of vexillology, analyze real flags, form some opinions, and only then create our own flag.
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As we begin the project, students first consider where on earth their civilization will begin.
Now, let’s see how your students’ civilization transitions from hunters to gatherers.
Most humans want to live near fresh water, which means that most civilizations settled near a river! Let’s add a river to your students’ civilizations.
Will your students’ capital city develop organically like Paris over hundreds of years? Will it have a nicely designed grid like Washington DC? Will it be in the middle of a darn lake like
A fantastic fuzzy problem to start the year. Students use pasta and tape to try to get a marshmallow up as high as possible.
The bracketed tournament isn’t just for college basketball. Set up a tournament to determine best president, state, element, or literary character and challenge your students to make interesting judgements.
When we ask kids “which one is not like the others”, our cleverest students love to find ways to pick the non-obvious answer. So why not use this as a framework for pushing students deeper into our content.
A few artists who create awesome mathematical art!
How Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats helped me solve a problem with my favorite group discussion task.