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Through the exploration of picture books that feature problem-solving themes, this lesson highlights a familiar structure in works of literature, one which bridges directly to critical thinking strategies students can tap in their real-world experiences.
Problems come in all shapes and sizes, and so do solutions.
As a culminating project, students choose their own characters, define a problem and a solution appropriate for their characters, and then write their own problem-solving stories.
back to top Problem and Solution Organizer: Students can use this simple graphic organizer to note the problems and solutions characters face.In Episode 2: Water War, the community’s public water well appears to be polluted, and the only other well belongs to a colonist who is charging for access.In Episode 3: Fashion Faction, the colony’s tailor has started making special alterations to the standard uniform for his friends, which some colonists say is dividing the community. This lesson plan is centered around the online game Quandary.In Quandary, players make difficult decisions that have no clear right or wrong answers, but important consequences – to themselves, to others in the colony, and to the planet Braxos.In their interactions with other settlers in the futuristic colony, players must consider facts, opinions and solutions, just as in real life.You can view the Quandary standards mapping page to see a complete list of skills and concepts addressed through the game. In Episode 1: Lost Sheep, a predator native to Braxos is attacking the sheep that the colony uses for food and clothes, but players learn that the predator also has medicinal value that could help the colonists ﬁght disease.Help your students learn different problem solving methods using this engaging video based lesson plan.Next, students define types of problems, then identify solutions using familiar text. We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities.Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.