Our Team Building lesson plan helps promote classroom community through group dynamics and discussion. Your class participates in icebreakers (games and class-generated ground rules), connects through a crossword puzzle, completed and reviewed in teams. And finally, with clue cards and teamwork, your students solve a mystery. This fifty minute lesson is fun and challenging.
The lesson includes;
*Activity Steps: Game directions, ground rule instructions, mystery overview, team divisions and instructions, crossword puzzle (overview and instructions), mystery clue cards and instructions, final resolution, discussion and final discussion questions
*Handouts: A Museum Mystery (original mystery story), Museum Mystery Clue Cards, Vocabulary Review Puzzle (Answer Key for Teacher/Facilitator), Police Report Recording Handout
Key words: team, community, team building, trust, respect, critical thinking, vocabulary review, brainstorming
Important note: A Museum Mystery story and clue cards are included in the DMK 4th Lesson Plans, Lesson 7. If you have purchased the DMK 4th Grade Lesson Plans, you already have A Museum Mystery story and clue cards. Other activities in this stand-alone lesson have been customized for an entire classroom and vary greatly from the small group experience.
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