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.
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Historical Figures

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

Nellie Bly's 151st Birthday Google Doodle

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream" animation

Follow -up

Stay tuned for our charts and writing about our own needs in comparison with literary or historical characters' needs!