Monday, October 5, 2015

Incubate Heavy-Duty Thinking!

Let's incubate some out-of-the-box thinking with this fun Bulletin Board for secondary students:   Only in America...  

Place those words front and center and all around jump-start thought with the following absurdities from our culture. Leave space for students to add their own "Only in America..." thoughts.  Challenge them by leaving a sentence starter pre-copied paper available for their out-of-the-box contribution.  Here are some seed sentences: 

  • Only in drugstores make the sick walk to all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. 
  • Only in banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters 
  • Only in we leave expensive cars in the driveway and put junk in the garage. 
  • Only in we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight. 
  • ONLY in we use the word "politics" to describe the process so well: "Poli" in Latin means "many" and "tics means "blood-sucking creatures." 
  • Only in they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.  

Not only will this get your students to laugh and view our cultural absurdities, but it will get this generation...THINKING!  

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