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D E S I G N 6 :

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Duration: 2-3 50min
periods

Name of Lesson: Communication and Collaboration #6


Subject/Course: Social Science/AP Human Geography

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Teacher(s): Morris

Grade Level: 9

Other subject areas to be included, if any: English


Key Knowledge and
Common Core State Standards: CCSS
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.5
Understanding
(CCSS or other standards) Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance

understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a
problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of
the subject under investigation.

21st Century Standards: 21CS


3.1.1 Conclude an inquiry-based research process by sharing new understandings and reflecting on the learning.
3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view,
use, and assess.
3.2.3 Demonstrate teamwork by working productively with others.

Success Skills
(to be taught and
assessed)

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Self-Management

Collaboration

Other:

Lesson Summary
(include student role,
issue, problem or
challenge, action taken,
and purpose/beneficiary)

Through a process of online research, reflection and application students, in collaborative groups, construct a
short How to Collaborate manual using a digital platform of their choosing. Their co-created manual will be
posted and used as a platform to reflect on the working dynamics of the team which will, in turn, be posted to
their group BLOG accompanied by a plan of action when issues arise.

Driving Question

What are the attributes of a successful team and how can we better implement them towards a common goal?

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Entry Event

Individually students will be tasked with reflecting on the collaborative process thus far, posting their response to
their individual BLOG. What is working for the group and maybe more importantly what is not? From there the
class will pivot towards the first iteration of the Marshmallow Challenge, after which there will be a whole class
debrief attempting to uncover what made some groups successful and others not. Students will then view Tom
Wujecs Tedtalk concerning his take-ways from the Marshmallow Challenge.

Products

Individual:
BLOG: Pre/Post Reflection of the interworkings of
collaboration.

Specific content and success skills to be


assessed:

Team:
BLOG: How to Collaborate Manual
BLOG: Reflection and Plan

Specific content and success skills to be


assessed:

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D E S I G N 6 :

21CS: 3.1.1

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.5
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7
21CS: 3.1.1
21CS: 3.1.4
21CS: 3.2.3

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Making Products Public Students will be posting both on their individual BLOGS and their Group BLOGs.
(include how the
products will be made
public and who students
will engage with
during/at end of lesson)
Resources Needed

On-site people, facilities: Instructor as moderator.


Equipment: Chrome-Books, Internet Access
Materials: Pen, Paper
Community Resources:

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Reflection Methods
(how individual, team,
and/or whole class will
reflect during/at end of
lesson)

Journal/Learning Log/Reflective BLOG

Focus Group

Whole-Class Discussion

Fishbowl Discussion

Survey

Other:

Notes:

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