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    • Broken Squares Can you put the pieces together?
    • p. 2 February 3, 2010 Ubuntu Reflection
      • Objective: Students will build a supportive classroom community by participating in a challenge.
      • Do Now: What does this classroom need to be like in order for you to succeed in Civics?
      • (5 minutes)
    • p. 3 Your Class Community + (3 Things That are Going Well) Δ (3 Things That Need to Change)
    • Desk Olympics!
      • Practice: Sliding into and out of partners.
      • Practice: Turning into and out of groups. (3 minutes)
    • Active Reading: Ubuntu
      • Listen to me read the handout on Ubuntu.
      • As I read, follow along and annotate the text. Underline important ideas, star things you like, put question marks beside things you don’t understand.
      • By the end of the reading, you should be able to answer the question: What is Ubuntu?
      • (10 minutes)
    • Doc Rivers on Ubuntu
      • (3 minutes)
    • MLK Said It, Too…
      • “ Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
    • Partnerwork
      • With your partner, fill out the web with words and sentences that describe what an “Ubuntu” Civics classroom would look like, sound like, and feel like. (5 minutes)
      • Share Out (5 minutes)
    • Try to make a square
      • Remember, a square has all equal sides and all right angles.
      • You must use all your pieces.
      • No overlaps allowed.
      • (2 minutes)
    • Work with your partner
      • Same rules as before.
      • You must only GIVE pieces to your partner… you cannot take them, or ask for them!
      • You must each complete your own square.
      • Oh yeah—you can’t TALK while you’re doing this. It has to be silent.
      • (2 minutes)
    • Work with your group
      • Same rules as before. No talking!
      • You must only GIVE pieces to your partner… you cannot take them!
      • You must each complete your own square.
      • In order to be done, all four squares must be complete.
      • (5 minutes  6 points to all groups who finish!
    • p. 3 Broken Squares Reflection
      • What do you think this exercise was all about?
      • What things did you do in your group that made this activity easier or harder?
      • What kinds of feelings did you experience during this activity?
      • What could you do to improve future groupwork?
      • (5 minutes to write/5 minutes to share)
    • Lessons From Today, For the Rest of the Year
        • Pay attention to what your group members need.
        • No one is done until everyone is done.
        • If we all fail, it’s because we have failed each other. If we all succeed, it’s because we have all supported each other.
    • The Ubuntu Board
      • Create an artifact to add the the Ubuntu board. Your artifact should include:
        • A word, a sentence, a picture, or a symbol that demonstrates what Ubuntu means to you.
        • Color!
        • Neatness!
        • (15 minutes)
    • Show What You Know
      • What are three things YOU can do to help make our classroom community a supportive space for everyone?
      • (5 minutes)
    • p. 2 Homework
      • What can YOU, your classmates, and ME do to make our classroom an Ubuntu community? How will Ubuntu help us all reach our goals? (15 sentences)
      • Create an artifact that defines Ubuntu: A word, a sentence, a picture, or a symbol that demonstrates what Ubuntu means to you.Color! Neatness!