9/1/17: The BIG Bang

BELLRINGER: What’s wrong with this question?

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BELL RINGERS: 

  • 1st Period: Nathan C. (Braedon D.)
  • 2nd Period: Nolan B. (Peyton H.)
  • 3rd Period: Ireland B. (Riley B.)
  • 4th Period: Autumn H. (Gabe H.)
  • 6th Period: Dylan B. (Laila B.)

WHAT WE’RE LEARNING:

Now that we know how to construct a good question, we’re going to practice thinking BIG. Specifically, we’re going to look at how and why we ask BIG questions.

WHY WE’RE LEARNING IT:

Your boss at work might never ask you when the War of 1812 started. (Spoiler alert: It started in 1812). But you will almost certainly be asked to tackle big problems, think of creative solutions, or try to find a new way of doing something. So in addition to learning facts, we’ll spend a lot of time in class practicing coming up with BIG questions that can direct our studies to new, interesting heights.

WHAT WE’LL KNOW BY THE END OF CLASS:

• Draft a BIG question that can’t be solved by a quick Google search.

AGENDA:

• Bellringer (10 min.)
• What is a BIG question? (8 min.)
• Question drafting (10 min.)
• Big Tower game (15 min.)

CLASS SLIDE PRESENTATION

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