Back-to-back

Encourages working together and develops clarity in communication and active auditory skills.

This activity encourages pupils to work together and to develop clarity in communication and observation. It also promotes active auditory skills. It can be easily transferred into different learning areas.

What should you draw? What about choosing a favourite animal.

Pupils sit back-to-back (no cheating), one is given an image the other pencil and paper. The pupil with the image must provide instructions on how to draw it.

Consider All Factors

Gets pupils to think about all relevant factors when making a decision or considering an idea.

This methodology encourages pupils to think about all the relevant factors when making a decision or considering an idea. It is a useful tool before deciding and planning a particular course of action, and can be used in conjunction with a possible carousel activity to gather together a comprehensive list of factors which may determine a decision or idea.

A new hotel which will help with local tourism is to be built however the community centre needs to be knocked down.

Discuss the important of considering all factors in decision making then split pupils into pairs/groups, ask to fill out the Consider All Factors worksheet (page # of the guide).

Collage

Encourages pupils not only to communicate effectively but to develop their interpretation skills of other people’s work.

This kinaesthetic activity asks pupils to represent their views on an issue or concept in a visual, creative and engaging way. It encourages pupils not only to communicate effectively, but also to develop their interpretation skills of other people’s work. Each group is given a relevant word, idea, issue or concept which they must represent using a range of provided materials. Such materials might include magazines, newspapers, sticky shapes, coloured card and paper, marker pens, scissors, glue and felt-tips.

Historical Events: First landing on the moon.

Each group is given a word, idea or issue which they must represent using a range of materials such as newspapers, felt-tips, scissors and glue.