Monday, August 26, 2013

Needs for Survival: CHUCK!

We had a great day today in 7th grade Kansas History.  Very cool things happening in class with an activity that examines humans using natural resources to survive. Which then leads us into studying different buffalo parts the Native Americans would have used.  

The activity starts out with the kids brainstorming the top 5 essential needs to survive.  The list is very basic and every class ends up with the same five items.
Food
Water
Shelter
Clothing 
Fire

The next step is to have the kids brainstorm in their groups the materials that would be needed to fulfill the top five.  (Such as weapons to hunt animals for food, or trees for wood to use as shelter, etc...)

As we prepare for the class discussion I ask the question again.  "What materials do we need for our five items?"

And without missing a beat, someone yells out "CHUCK NORRIS!"

I love middle school!  :o)

2 comments:

  1. A group of 6th grade boys wrote this today: "Science is as factual as Chuck Norris, as powerful as gravity." They started with it flipped, but then decided Chuck is always truthful/factual, he says what he thinks, no matter what others think. :)

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