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Desert Island Scenario with Items
« on: August 29, 2011, 02:18:40 pm »
Hi everyone, here's a lesson that I used the week after I taught the "WHO would you save?" shipwreck scenario lesson (Found here: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1769.msg5829.html#msg5829). This lesson is  a "WHAT would you save?" scenario, but this time the students select their items randomly and decided together with a partner what they would do with the items.

The instructions are as follows:

First, put the students in pairs.  You can of course put them in larger groups, but I find, the bigger the group, the more room there is for one person in the group to do most of the work.

On the 2nd slide of the PPT, the pairs are to chose 5 of the squares (Ex A1, A2, C1,C2, E1).  Make sure that each pair has chosen their 5 squares before continuing further.

Then continue with the PPT.  Slides 3-24 explain to the students why they are on a deserted island, what is on the island, as well as the 18 items that were on board their sinking sailboat.

Slide 25 explains to the students that of all the 18 items on their sinking boat, only 5 items washed up on shore on their island.  And slide 26 explains to them that the 5 squares they chose earlier will be the five items that they will have to use on their island. 

The students kind of understand at this point, but when slide 27 comes up, they fully understand what is going on.  This is the point where the excitement level rises in classroom, and they really get into this lesson plan.  I would give them about 3 minutes to see what 5 items they get, as well as they like to discuss with their other friends what their ‘funny’ choices are.

There's a worksheet where the students write how they will use their randomly selected 5 items. Next, on the bottom of the worksheet, students are allowed to choose any 5 items that they think are the most useful.

After this, if there's time, I made a Survival Typhoon PPT. The game has different survival trivia.


  • aribomop
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    • August 23, 2011, 12:23:42 pm
    • Busan, South Korea
Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 09:02:50 am »

That's a fantastic lesson! The ppt and typhoon game look brilliant. Just wondering... how do you tend to select players for the typhoon game?

Thanks for uploading duchessrachel :)


  • lilo
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    • November 16, 2010, 09:48:02 am
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Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 09:22:51 am »
awesome lesson, thank you for sharing.
your work is inspiring!


Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 09:44:59 am »
 :D :D :D Thanks for posting this... It's the best of all...thank you soooooo much.


Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 09:42:31 am »
Thanks a lot for this! I think I will try this out with one of my grade 3 classes, as for this one particular class I am allowed to give lessons on whatever I want.


Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 10:59:26 am »
Great materials!  Thank you for posting them. 

The natural disaster ppt is so cool!


  • Leepm
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    • August 31, 2011, 01:57:01 pm
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Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011, 12:32:16 pm »
This is a pretty cool looking activity.  Aside from inventions, I think this is one of the best activities I've seen so far.  I guess I like topics that involve imagination and creativity. 

The students at my school are mostly lower level so I might need to change the instructions from long sentences to short ones. 

Thanks!

-Paul


  • Jayne
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    • August 24, 2011, 12:29:29 pm
    • Gyeongbuk, South Korea
Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2011, 02:20:55 pm »
I really liked this lesson! I changed it a little to fit my class-- they needed a little more direction about how to use their objects for survival and I changed some of the items to be a bit more random, and use more creativity!
I made some of them share their answers, and it took almost the full 45 minutes. Then for the last 5 or so minutes - whatever you have left- I explained that Gilligan's Island is a similar theme and we watched a bit of the show. You can find some episodes at www.projectfree.tv

Here's my version of the PowerPoint! Thanks :D


  • Beverly_88
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    • August 22, 2011, 06:04:59 pm
    • Hwasun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2011, 10:21:17 pm »
Does everyones' students like Typhoon?
My 2nd grades dont seem to like any of the games we play...


  • icecreamkills
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    • September 07, 2010, 08:19:11 am
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Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011, 09:10:01 am »
Used this today with a class that is usually impossible to motivate. Either it was this stunningly beautiful fall weather or the awesomeness of this lesson (or some combination thereof) but this went over very, very well. Thanks for positing!


Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2011, 01:14:26 pm »
Dont know about you guys but the typhoon game seems very difficult for my middle schoolers even for the 9th graders (3rd graders)...


Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2011, 09:47:08 am »
Looks likes excellent lesson!!! Thank you for uploading. :-)  ;D ;D ;D


  • rosa254
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    • November 11, 2011, 10:40:49 am
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Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2011, 10:15:09 am »
I never seen this amazing ppt game, I think students need to play the game more creatively.

Thank you for posting.  :)


Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2011, 08:52:45 am »
Great lesson


  • MLynTeacher
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    • September 01, 2011, 09:22:51 am
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Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2011, 02:57:22 pm »
What a great lesson/idea! I needed an idea to practice writing/speaking in my class and I think this will help greatly. The game will also be great as a reward for their good work! Thank you!!


  • CellarDoor
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    • February 22, 2011, 04:25:08 pm
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Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2012, 03:29:06 pm »
The zombie survival scenario I'm using this week is going pretty well with my first grade high school students, so I might adapt this lesson for them sometime later too.  Thanks for uploading it!


  • wango
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    • September 05, 2011, 03:47:16 pm
    • Daegu, South Korea
Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2013, 09:41:39 am »
brillant, thanks


Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2013, 10:59:36 am »
Looks awesome. Thanks a million.


Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2014, 09:59:40 am »
Noone gave the vocabulary on how to use the items?

Also, I changed the gun to a spear gun.  Don't want students getting ideas to kill each other.

I added a First Aid Kit to the mix.


  • s.phieros
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    • February 24, 2014, 08:58:57 pm
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Re: Desert Island Scenario with Items
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2014, 12:28:27 pm »
Great Idea :)