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Activity Overview

Your students make decisions every day, and 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?

In this activity, students will create a storyboard that shows the three types of decisions. Creating visualizations will help students make connections to the content and retain the information. If you ask them to depict decisions they either made today or in the last few days, the activity 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.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards

Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)

Student Instructions

Create a storyboard showing real-life examples of the three types of decisions.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify the type of decision in the title boxes.
  3. Create a picture of a recent decision you have made in the cell using a combination of appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Describe the meaning of the term and how it is applied in the cell.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.


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