Part of Lesson Plan: Benefits of a quality SAE program.
Activity Overview / Details
Manipulate the layout of your classroom to create three "learning stations". Label each learning station as A, B and C so all students can see the location of each learning station. Set the instruction sheets and materials for each at the appropriate learning stations. For A, put 10-12 copies of "Station A" directions (with the hieroglyphics). For B, put 5-6 copies of the "Station B" directions and 10-12 copies of the Station B song lyrics. For C, put 10-12 copies of "Station C" directions. Have students pull out their SAE notes packet from the previous day and direct them to the "Learning Stations- SAE Benefits" page. Instruct students to read the directions silently. Review the directions as a class. Demonstrate the sound that will be their cue to rotate between stations (bell, whistle, etc.). Remind them how long they have to use their CSI skills at each station (5-6 minutes). Split up your class into three equal groups and label them as A, B and C. This will indicate where they will start. Direct them as to how they will rotate (A to B. B to C. C to A, etc.). Send them to their groups and point them at the clock so they can monitor their own time. During this time, circulate throughout the room to monitor their progress and answer any questions. After 6 minutes, indicate it is time to switch groups by ringing the bell, blowing the whistle, etc. Send them to their next location. Repeat this process until every group has completed all three stations. After everyone is done, go through each station and process the desired result. Ask students what they believed was the answer to the clues presented to them. Process to the point where you get the correct answer. For A, it is Job Skills/Experiences. For B, it is Money. For C, it is Contacts. Have them record each correct benefit on the "Final Benefits" portion of the page. Once they've recorded each benefit, discuss the "how" and "why" part of each. How might an SAE build job skills and experiences? Look at the notes they took yesterday about different examples of SAEs and decipher from one SAE example how it builds employable skills. Repeat this process with the two other benefits. Now that we know this information, let's make something fun out of it!
Materials / Resource
- SAE benefits learning stations [ Download ] Use for Rotating Learning Stations activity