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Civics day 2 broken squares lp

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

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