Students’ age range: 12-14
Description: ? Engage
o Select students will participate in an exploration of the historical event whereby Columbus set sail in search of the East by going West.
o Students will be given cue cards to indicate their roles in the game (Captain, W - white, Queen, C – colored, North Star, Pinta, Santa Maria, Nina).
o They will journey from a little distance from the East (designated by sign) and head to the West (designated by sign) where they will meet and greet the C’s.
o Select students will engage for ten minutes in Explo Collaborative Discussion Model (ECDM) discussing the Historical event depicted and the possibilities of reaching the East by sailing West.
o One student will be the facilitator whose job it is to keep the discussion flowing. Another is the time keeper who indicates when the time has expired. Another is the mapper who will track the flow of the conversation.
o The question that will be given to the facilitator is: “Could Columbus achieve his goal?”