Invite expert/s in to launch the unit
Children create a survey or questionnaire to find out types of problems that exist and where
and how the problems occur
Children interview experts to find out how they manage conflicts or problems
What do first graders have control over? What can they change?
What are the children’s different perspectives of a problem?
Observe events and experiences to design provocations?
What do first graders think about the concept of peace and community?
What do they think is obstructing this?
What is the concise problem we will design to solve?
Who is this design for? I, they, we
Who is the community? Class, grade, floor, recess, transitions, whole school?
How might we …ideation…
How might we meet solve the problem? (create a concept map/web of their ideas)
Children will have lots of good ideas to select from
Use post-its to record solutions and sort similar ideas
A challenge is the diversity of ideas
Make a practice, product, or system
Does it work or not? Is it effective? Feedback, reflection
Anticipated prototypes….Flow chart for solutions, powerful print-making signs, photographs
and signs with processes for games and using play structures
Mix students from 1A, 1B, 1C work on prototypes, by need or solution ideas
Feedback and Revise
Who will give them feedback? second graders, classmates
How have you helped your friend?