Cardboard Creativity: Goal Ideation and Realization
My students need these Makedo tools and other supplies to learn how to set goals, make a plan, and utilize their engineering, creativity, problem-solving skills, perseverance, and imagination to realize those goals.
My school is a small, rural one located in the beautiful Ozarks where hunting, fishing, and all manner of outdoor occupations and recreations are a way of life. Time, technology, and social changes have effected our community. We have become a school of increasing need. Our school participates in the CEP program, which provides 100% of our students with a free breakfast and lunch.
While financial resources may be few, we have students who are rich in inquisitiveness and desire to learn.
We have students who love living in the country, and value their history and heritage. This is a very patriotic community who appreciates the dedication and sacrifices made by those who have come before.
Using the inspiration of Nirvan Mullick's short documentary, "Caine's Arcade," the eighth grade class will engineer cardboard creations to engage younger students.
These tools and supplies will allow students to complete the realization of goals they have learned to create and plan for.
The cardboard challenge will engage students in problem realization and solving, as well as thinking about the interests, needs and capabilities of others. Students will go through all the steps to plan for and create an activity for younger students to enjoy. They are also tasked with creating opportunities for those same younger students to learn to engage their own engineering, problem solving, imagination and creativity skills.
These tools will also be available to students as a part of the library maker space for use throughout the school year.
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