English - Resource of the week
Who will survive?
A plane crash leaves your pupils stranded in a deserted region of Canada in sub-zero temperatures. They have only 12 items to help them survive - can they determine which are the most important?
What is it?
A discursive speaking and listening task contributed by ACOYEAR8.
In groups, pupils must assess the items they salvaged from the wreckage, ranking their value from one to 12. The resource includes:
a task sheet with explanations for pupils;
guidelines for why each item may be useful;
a PowerPoint about how to carry out a group project.
Can they choose between a fluidless cigarette lighter, extra shirt and pants, a bottle of whisky or a compass?
Who is it for?
Key stage 3 pupils.
Why is it useful?
It provides an exciting context that will encourage students to discuss, use argumentative techniques and come to a compromise by listening to each others' points of view.