This week we kicked off our inquiry into Who we are by imagining that we are to go on a journey to a new planet. What would we take with us? We were permitted to take 20 item. The students became very excited at the prospect of visiting a new planet, and asked if they could take their sleeping bags, scooters, and even nerf guns for protection, in case of an alien invasion.
Gradually, they had to remove item as there weren't enough space on the space ship!
It was interesting to see what items were removed after a discussion with partners ... shall we keep healthy food? Or let the computer go and take the nerf gun instead?
This lead to a discussion on what we need and what we want.
There some interesting responses..... can some needs be more pressing than others?
Next we explored what are rights .....
They all seemed to be aware of their responsibilities. We are still making the connection between rights and responsibilities.