Preposition: A word governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element in the clause. (1)
Design Challenge: An open-ended project that encourages students to ask questions, take initiative, and think creatively. (2)
Recently, we developed a design challenge project for our physical education classes. We challenged groups of four to build an obstacle course using the following guidelines:
Once the obstacle course was designed, students each had to practice their creation until they could consistently complete it without hesitation. Each group member would then take turns running though the course while being timed by another group member with a provided stopwatch.
Finally, groups shared their obstacle courses with each other.
Goals of the Design Challenge lesson:
Click Design Challenge for a link to the design challenge document!
Writing Extension – After designing their course and practicing it several times, students can write out the step by step progression using the prepositions and descriptive words. Then they can give their written description to another group who would then have to figure out the course using the step by step directions.
(1) “Preposition | Definition of Preposition in English by Oxford Dictionaries.” Oxford Dictionaries | English, Oxford Dictionaries
(2) Design Challenge – http://www.raft.net/public/pdfs/tip-sheets/creating-a-design-challenge-tip-sheet.pdf
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