Sixth Grade Quest Update
Week of October 10th
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
This week, we looked at conflict as the result of unmet needs. Rather than distinguishing between wants and needs, we took a look at Maslow's theory about the hierarchy of needs. From survival to self-actualization, students thought about their own struggles and struggles of characters in literature and history.. How did fighting over a neon sock or seeking quiet time fit in with this pyramid? We spoke about how often, family members or classmates seek a sense of belonging and connection, but people struggle when these feelings are not reciprocated. Then we used role play to enact situations with both argumentative debate and with resolution-centered dialogue.
We practiced reading out loud with expression and varying inflection as we learned about Nellie Bly and Martin Luther King Jr. Ask about the "Tell The Truth Plays" we did about these two historical figures who found different ways to handle the conflicts in their lifetimes.
Nellie Bly's 151st Birthday Google Doodle
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream" animation
Stay tuned for our charts and writing about our own needs in comparison with literary or historical characters' needs!