What is in the box?

12 Sep

I am on the lookout for ways to engage my new Year 12 students in meaningful and detailed discussion about Discovery as a concept.

One suggestion made recently was to place a collection of significant items in a box and have students to select one at random and use the item as stimulus for exploring moments of discovery.

As one can learn a lot about an individual from the things s/he owns, I also think this has potential as a way of helping students to explore characterisation (in their creative writing) without reverting to a laboured description of hair and eye colour.

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