Prepared by Amy Newman in collaboration with Avram Mandell
Sunday, October 26, 2014
11:30-12:30 Jewish Giving lesson
Build Me a Tower
Teens will be divided into groups of 6 or 7. They will all be given identical material. Ideally, it will consist of a roll of tape, a cardboard box, art supplies – or it can just be big legos.
They will then be told “As a team, using all of the materials, build a tower as tall and as strong as you can. You will have ten minutes. Go.”
At the end of ten minutes ask them: How did it go?
Talk about how they used what they had, how they got creative…
Ask them about if they experienced any challenges.
Then the kicker. . .tell them “I never said you couldn’t work together.
I said, “As a team, using all of the materials. . .”
How could the outcome have differed if:
- you had worked together?
- pooled your resources?
- worked towards a common goal?
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