My students were posed with the question, "If you could solve any problem in the community or world, what would you solve? How would you solve it?" Students were allowed to break into groups, partners or work individually to explore their thoughts in their journals. We whipped around, sharing our problems: immigration in the US, police brutality, inequality, racism, trash in the neighborhood, an excess of Chihuahuas. Then, we turned them into "How might we" questions: pink post-its. We each posted our questions on a small sheet of paper and the whole class did a gallery walk of the "How might we" questions, writing their own ideas of solutions. Students then took back the white paper with all ideas to begin their research/questioning phase.
Posted on June 5, 2015. Modified on June 5, 2015