What do you think? What are you going to do about it?

This poster was a provocation for our new unit about media under “How We Express Ourselves.” It welcome students, plastered around the classroom on Tuesday. Their immediate reaction was of course, No! There was a lot of discussion, including a discussion from different perspectives. Students thought through parents, administrators and teachers’ perspectives about why there might not be field trips. Most students didn’t recognize it was a provocation and were able to be really upset…which led to some good discussion and a need for action. You can see their group comments below.

Our new unit is about how media influences thinking and behavior. This publicity did. What about media that’s all around us?

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 9.17.00 AMWhat do you think? Should we have no more field trips? What are you going to do about it?

3 thoughts on “What do you think? What are you going to do about it?

  1. People in my group thinks it’s quite unfair and our parents are paying lots of money to
    study and learn new things. learning includes
    field trips and if their are no field trips we think that the school decrease the money.
    When we meet Mr. Coutls we are going to ask him if we can have field trips and why they made the poster that says ” No more Field trips. ” Then when they tell us we might understand why they chose to not have field trips anymore.

  2. We will complain on assembly and have the other children know and if they still don’t change the rule then we will talk to Mr. Coutts or the person that started the rule. Then if they still didn’t change the rule then we’ll tell our parents to send an email, and if they still don’t change the rules then we will give up and just go with it.

  3. We think that we should change the decision. We should have more field trips. We need to learn and have fun together. We should talk to Mr. Coutts. We are angry because we might miss camp. And class is boring.

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