Decisions Decisions Decisions
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards
Your students make decisions everyday (hopefully they all made the decision to come to class today). This may have been a “no decision” for them; a few different people are making sure they are in school everyday. There are two other types of decisions: snap decisions and reasonable decisions. Whether or not they raise their hand in class is a “snap decision”. They must decide quickly before someone else raises their hand. This decision is usually made without contemplation of consequences or outcomes. Doing their homework after school or during lunch is a “reasonable decision”. This is because they weigh their options and choose the best possible outcome. Should I do my homework at school while I eat so I can watch a movie later, or do it at night after dinner at home?
Asking the students to create a storyboard showing the three different types of decisions will help them remember content. If you ask them to depict decisions they either made today or in the last few days will reinforce another learning goal. The fact that they make decisions every day may ease the pressure and give them confidence in making those more consequential decisions, such as applying for colleges or refusing to fall into peer pressure.
Have students create a three cell storyboard with a title and description. Each title should indicate which type of decision, the cell should depict a decision they made, with the description describing how it classifies as the decision type.
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Create a storyboard showing real-life examples of the three types of decisions.
- Identify the type of decision in the title boxes.
- Create a picture of a recent decision you have made in the cell using a combination of appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
- Describe the meaning of the term and how it is applied in the cell.
- Save and submit the assignment. Make sure to use the drop-down menu to save it under the assignment title.
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