Do you need a way to introduce Makerspace in your classroom?
How can you set the standards that will help make your Makerspace a positive, collaborative environment?
This lesson, designed for upper elementary/middle grade students, introduces the 4 C’s, 21st century skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. The students create a Code of Cooperation, complete a cooperative building activity, and reflect and evaluate how well they communicated and worked together. This is a wonderful activity to start the school year. It helps them set standards for behavior when working together and helps build a positive, cooperative culture in the classroom. This is the second lesson in the series, but each lesson can stand on its own.
Included in this product are:
• PowerPoint lesson introducing the 4 C’s (29 pages)
• Script/directions for the lesson
• Information Sheet with Overview, Objectives, Teacher Preparation
Directions, Materials Needed, Process, approximate time needed for each
part of the lesson, and helpful resources
• “4 C’s Challenge” worksheets for each cooperative group
• Learn about The 4 C’s
• Develop a Code of Cooperation for the group
• Complete a collaborative building activity
• Reflect and evaluate the groups ability to work together
Objectives: The students will:
• Learn about the 21st Century skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.
• Work collaboratively to create a Code of Cooperation and evaluate how effectively they worked together.
This product was created by Mary Kay Erben and was designed for use in a
single classroom. Copying any part of this product and/or placing it on the
Internet is strictly forbidden and is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright
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