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Who Started the Motion?

Line of inquiry: How can we become in tune with our community? How can small groups affect change? Grade range: 4-7 Group size: Small groups of 8-10 – The facilitator may run two or more groups simultaneously. Materials: Enough space to move Activity Objective: Ask students who are “IT” to find who is starting the motion […]

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Wave Stretching

Line of inquiry: How do we participate as a group? Is community important? Grade range: 4-7 Group size: A few medium sized groups of 15-20 works best. Materials: Just the space Time: About 15 minutes – This activity can be used for an introduction or a settling activity. By the end, everyone is working in unison […]

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Trust Table

Line of inquiry: How easy is it to trust others? When is it easy and when is it difficult? Grade range: 8-12 Group size: 5-7 students Materials: One small table, strong enough for someone to stand on, at the front of the room, with space around the tables for students to stand. Time: 30 minutes or […]

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The Puzzler

Line of inquiry: How can we work together effectively to put something together? Grade range: 1-10 Group size: No less than 3; no more than 5 Materials: Puzzles – For younger groups, choose a puzzle with less than 10 pieces. For older groups, larger puzzles with up to 20 or so pieces work well. There are […]

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The Perilous Journey

Line of inquiry: How do we get from one place to another? How do we depend upon others to help? Grade range: K-7 Group size: Small groups that can get bigger. Initially start with teams of two, then three, then, if time allows, four. This can be a competition between teams. Materials: 1ft. X 1ft. mats […]

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