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Secret of the Wild Child

Classroom Activity


Objective
To recognize that many issues have multiple perspectives.

Materials for each team
  • copy of "Other Options" student handout (PDF or HTML)
Procedure
  1. This program presents an emotionally charged debate among the specialists who argued about the cause of Genie's condition and the best treatment to use with her.

  2. To give your students an experience with multiple perspectives on an issue, copy and distribute the "Other Options" student handout. When the class has completed the activity, ask pairs of students to compare their solutions. Talk with students about how some problems can have more than one possible solution.

Activity Answer

The purpose of this activity is to give students a structure for organizing a wide range of explanations or causes for an event or phenomenon. This visual organizer can be adapted to any situation in which students need to consider many causal factors. With regard to the UFO, students should be encouraged to generate a list of other possibilities, such as helicopters or other aircraft, strobe lights, reflections of other objects, and so on. Accept any reasonable options.

Teacher's Guide
Secret of the Wild Child
BUY THE VIDEO PROGRAM OVERVIEW VIEWING IDEAS CLASSROOM ACTIVITY IDEAS FROM TEACHERS




Video is not required for this activity
   

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