Reflection: Perseverance Cultural Universals - Section 5: Levels of Questioning/Interpretation: Map Drawing


This was a really interesting activity to observe. Students go REALLY frustrated with each other for not "listening", when in fact the person drawing wasn't being given very clear instructions.

The team who won figured out a system of communication where 2 or 3 students were reading through the book and 1 student was giving instructions to the 1 student who was drawing. The rest of the group would provide feedback to the person drawing and help to make corrections. Their maps weren't perfect, but they figured out great ways to communicate and to persevere in this difficult task.

The group that struggled the most had very few members involved in the process and it fell to 2 students to do all the work, which led to a slower process and a limited perspective of what the map was supposed to look like.

  The Challenges with Teamwork
  Perseverance: The Challenges with Teamwork
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Cultural Universals

Unit 3: Informational Text: How to Read for Rhetoric
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their understanding of Machiavelli's central idea in The Prince by successfully completing a reading quiz on chapter 25. SWBAT demonstrate their understanding of cultural universals by creating maps in groups

Big Idea: Today we will explore how Machiavelli is a useful tool for integrated thinking in the classroom...And, share how a Worlds Studies course can be incredibly collaborative.

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