de Bono's Blue Thinking Hat
Print out and distribute a Story Theme Sheet for students to follow as a viewing focus for the Raven Tales episode The Gathering. The students should view the episode with de Bono's Blue Thinking Hat in mind (ie What overlying themes or morals are present in the episode?).
Note: It is important that the teacher reinforces the concept of 'Wearing a Blue Hat' - thinking of the overall picture. Students should, while watching the video, try to identify the themes or morals that are present in the episode. For example, in The Gathering , the moral of 'being true to your word' is present.
Watch the Raven Tales episode The Gathering.
Reminder: It is important to stop throughout the video and give students (A/B partners) opportunity to talk or respond to the video.
Once the video is complete, student partner groups report out to the class. Teacher records important themes and morals from the story on the board.
Using their Graphic Organizer as a writing guide, students create a written project symbolizing one main theme of the Raven Tales episode. Students can write in a number of formats which include:
- Journal write or narrative story (ie. What would society be like if the moral/theme was NOT followed)
- TV or radio episode script format
- Drama presentation
- School Poster as part of a School Campaign
- Powerpoint presentation