*This lesson coincides with the introduction to Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger von Oech.
Lesson created by Patricia Ababio
Grade level range: 4-12
Length of time to teach lesson: 10-15 minutes
Overview of lesson: Introduce the concept of creativity and allow students to understand that they are creative even if they believe otherwise.
Objective (Learning target) of this lesson: Students will understand creative thinking.
Teaching instructions for this lesson:
Introduce the concept of creativity by discussing ways in which students may have used common items in uncommon ways. Review rubric in order to show students the expectation for the activity.
Explore their creative powers by using the back of the handout.
Give them 5 minutes to conceive of new uses for the objects on the sheet.
Discuss the new concepts as a class.
Assessment: Discuss the rubric after the introduction to the lesson, and then have students self-asses at the end of lesson.