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Students will learn how to handle grievances without getting angry or using violence.
For each group:
Students should realize that the choices they make in their lives affect others. They should understand that relationships need strong values, and that there are other ways to handle grievances besides being angry or using violence.
1. Demonstrate a positive learning attitude.
2. Develop social skills and ethical responsibility.
3. Demonstrate responsible emotional and cognitive behaviors.
Invitation to Learn
Would you like to be in charge and make important decisions? How would you like to be rich? Would you like to have great adventures? Would you like to be powerful and a strong leader? Today we are going to do all these things in a pirate activity.
Gentner, D., Markman, A.B. (1994). Structural alignment in comparison: No difference without similarity. Psychological Science, 5(3), 152-158.
Researchers have found identifying similarities and differences to be basic to human thought. Indeed, they might be considered the core of all learning.
Potts, B. (1994). Strategies for Teaching Critical Thinking. ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation (ERIC Identifier ED385606). Retrieved February 24, 2005, from http://www.eric.ed.gov
Problem-finding is an excellent group activity, particularly if two or more groups work on the same task independently and then come together to compare strategies. In this way, each student has the benefit of exposure to several ways of solving the problem.