Thinking about this — any other suggestions?
Each year we create a game to play with our 8th graders while the rest of their classmates are in Washington D.C. We have had some great games in the past, but I think it’s fair to say that this time we outdid ourselves with our Survival Game.
We kicked things off with a viewing of the movie Supervolcano. It’s a little silly, but its documentary style was perfect for setting the scene.
We followed that with this hilarious newscast made by one of my colleagues.
To simulate the effect of a disaster, we shut off all the lights in the auditorium. Only the emergency lights and the flashlights we carried were lit. The kids ate it up and immediately began to get in character. Then we led them to our classrooms.
When they got there things were completely dark; caution tape stretched across the hall and plastic cording hung from the ceiling to look like loose wires.
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Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker