Tuesday, November 1, 2022

One Thing Leads to Another

“The NVIV (Next Vista Inspiring Video) series of posts are written by Rushton Hurley and designed to provide students and teachers with fascinating discussion prompts.”

In One Thing Leads to Another, Rushton features the first subway system in London.

Rushton gives the following prompts to accompany this video:

“There are loads of interesting elements to this story, but for the moment, let’s look at some of the things that happened as a result. What do you remember from the video?

Now imagine some new thing or activity that would address a problem at your school. If it came to be and was successful in handling the problem, what else might happen? Would that create a new opportunity, or generate a new problem, or both?”

I never knew how the subway got started and I found this very interesting. I think students would also. I also like the thought of having students look at a current problem that exists around them and brainstorm ways to solve the problem. If students were in groups, they could come up with a solution, but also suggest what drawbacks this would cause. When presented to the class, others might add more drawbacks or come up with ideas to overcome those drawbacks.

Please check out the video and think of other prompts you might come up with. Please share.

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