So... because I enjoyed using the Egypt photo so much in my class the other week I decided to look again at Larry Ferlazzo's site and see what else I could find. I came across some new resources on the protests which led me to a great lesson plan on The Basics: Understanding the Upheaval in the Middle East .
Unfortunately, I don't have accesss to the internet in class and I'm still trying to figure out how to incorporate a more unplugged approach.
This conincided with Jason Renshaw uploading a whole load of really interesting unplugged Scene It! lessons complete with great teaching ideas.
Then some friends and I were talking about the protests and the amazing non violent approaches many of the protesters are taking. It's really quite beautiful. They told me about girls giving flowers to soldiers in Bahrain which led me this image here.
So there's a little insight into how my brain works! Anyway it has all culminated in an adaptation of the Scene It! resource which Jason very kindly made available in word format here. Unfortunately, it is not all unplugged there is a plugged section included because I really wanted to add some information into the mix as well as working with their current knowledge. Rightly or wrongly I'm not fully prepared to leave the Matrix just yet!
I've adapted the learning network session where each group answers a different set of questions then feeds back jigsaw style. However, I'm planning to print the questions out on coloured card and the readings on different coloured paper which in my head makes it a little better for some reason ;-p
Anyway all the resources are below if anyone wants to take a look :-) and now I really really really must do some marking!!