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6th Grade 21st Century Learning

Leadership Lesson

Students will use this resource to research various leaders and take note of their qualities that led them to their position as a leader. The goal will be for students to create a list of 10 leaders from this resource and character traits for each leader. Once students have created a list of character traits for multiple leaders, students will work collaboratively with classmates to look for reoccurring themes within the lists to see what makes a great leader.

After these discussions, small groups will report their findings to the class for a whole group discussion. There will be a closing discussion on how we as a whole could reflect some of these qualities in our own lives.

Digital Literacy Practice Test Lesson

Students will navigate to this website to take an pre-assessment to see how literate students are with technology. From the results on this pre-assessment, students will be grouped and mixed together based on high digital literacy and low digital literacy.

From this grouping strategy, students will learn from differing perspectives on digital literacy by defining what digital literacy means to them as a group. Groups will then be able to do some more research on their own to take notes on what digital literacy is and how it applies to their own lives. The discovery and reflection process will then lead students to take the digital literacy practice test again to see how much their learned about digital literacy and their own knowledge of the internet.

Communication Lesson

Students will begin the lesson by viewing this clip from The Big Bang Theory. This video will begin the discussion about what the differences are between effective and ineffective communication. From this discussion, students will choose a small group to work with in order to create a role-playing skit. Half of the groups will demonstrate effective communication, and the other half of the groups will convey ineffective communication. After the students perform their acts, the other students will guess which form of communication was displayed and explain why.

Emotional Intelligence Lesson

This video will be used as an introduction to emotional intelligence.

In order to relate this topic to students' lives, I will have the whole group brainstorm possible conflicts that would possibly occur in the classroom. Once students have a list of possible conflicts, the class will choose one conflict to really think about.

With the particular conflict, students will be paired with a classmate, and each pair will be assigned one role of the particular conflict. The idea is that students will pretend they are in the conflict with opposing viewpoints.

Students will be asked to work individually for 10 minutes to come up with reasons as to why someone would react in the viewpoint they were assigned. This brainstorming will prepare them for the hypothetical debate they will have with their partner.

Once students have prepared their reasons and have the heated discussions and debates, students will begin to realize what true empathy is and how to use this feeling to resolve conflicts. Students will also realize how to best resolves conflicts in real situations.

Entrepreneurship Lesson

Students will discover and reflect on entrepreneurship by defining the term, watching a few clips of Shark Tank episodes, and viewing some products on this resource. Students will see how an entrepreneur operates his/her business by taking risks.

After students get the feel of what it takes to be an entrepreneur, students will participate in an similar Shark Tank entrepreneur contest where students create a business, pitch the product, and try to get the best deal.

Global Citizenship Lesson

Students will use this resource and online article to split the information up for a jigsaw with a small group of classmates. Students will split the article up by section, students will study their assigned section, and then students will report their information to their small group.

Problem Solving Lesson

This resource provides students with multiple scenarios in which students must problem solve in order to come up with a solution. Students will be given multiple situations as a whole group. One the class receives one situation, students will write down their ideas of a solution on a piece of paper. When they finish jotting their ideas, the individual students will crumble up their piece of paper with their ideas and throw it across the room. Students will choose a piece of paper to read to gather other perspectives of solutions to the given problem. As a closing and reflection piece, students will participate in a Chalk Talk session to show what they learned about problem solving and the steps to approach any situation.

This resource will provide groups of students with multiple examples of effective team-work. Students will work together to examine the attributes of a good team to participate in group discussions. Students will then practice their team-work skills by playing a Quizlet Live game in order show how well the groups can delegate their efforts.