This is an activity to help your students get to know one another better and practice their soft skills (also known as essential skills).
Today you will have the opportunity to get to know one another better through a human treasure hunt.
Social and Emotional Skills
- Students will engage in Self-Awareness through this activity as they grapple with the emotions that come alongside meeting new people. This activity provides the opportunity to practice self-confidence.
- Students are practicing their Relationship Skills as they are communicating with their peers and learning more about one another.
- Determine how you will share the activity with your students.
- Review provided teacher resources.
- Post/share handout with students.
- Determine if you want to limit the amount of time your students have to ask questions. You should consider your class schedule as well as class size.
- Determine if/how you will arrange breakout rooms.
- Determine how you will engage students in the debrief following the activity.
- Show students the Human Treasure Hunt handout and ensure they know where to access the file.
- Explain that their task is to virtually find different people who each statement applies to.
- When they find someone a statement applies to, type the person’s name or initials on the respective line.
- Pro-Tip: This could be a good time to tie in Be Principled and talk about having integrity.
- The virtual nature of this activity could potentially make it more challenging but encourage your students to be innovative.
- They may want to utilize the chat.
- Depending on the size of the group, you may want to utilize breakout rooms to cut down on the number of students verbally hunting at one time. You could also switch out the breakout groups after students can no longer fill in any of the blanks within that group of students.
- After the pre-determined time is up, have a few students share out with the group someone they met and something they learned about them.
- Be sure to incentivize students throughout the activity utilizing virtual currency.
Students can complete the debrief in many ways. Some options include on paper, in a group setting via any virtual call platform, or by recording their feedback using EdTech tools and sharing with their classmates.
- How do networking skills create a win-win?
- What knowledge do you have now that you didn’t have before? When could you use this knowledge?
- This would be a good time to discuss market research for market days. Students may have gained knowledge that will help them with market day research.
- Did you see anyone not taking advantage of this opportunity? Why or why not?
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