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TED Talk

Materials: Access to YouTube, paper, writing utensils   Instructions: Prior to everyone watching the talk, pose the following question: “Do you think kids are too young to...

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Haikus Haikus

Materials: Paper and a pencil, Haiku rules (see below), suggested topics (see below)   Instructions: Define ‘Haiku’ for the students – let them know that it...

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Pows and Wows

Instructions: Introduce the activity to the students. Explain that they are to take about 2 minutes to think of one ‘Pow’ (something kinda...

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Two Truths and A Lie

Materials: (optional) A piece of paper and a pencil (although most kiddos should be able to remember theirs without needing to write it down!)   Instructions:...

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Can You Spot Fake News?

Materials: Fake News Quiz (view here); How to Spot Fake News Tips (view here); paper and pencil   Instructions: Ask the students if they have heard the term...

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Would You Rather…?

Instructions: Introduce the game to the students by demonstrating it with a fellow mentor. Example: “Bob…would you rather eat snails for lunch every single day or...

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Growth Mindset Escape Room

Materials: Lesson plan printout     Instructions:   Pair the students up in groups of two Make copies for each group and pass them out Discuss with students the importance of...

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Catapult Competition

Materials: Popsicle sticks, plastic spoons, rubber bands (all sizes), masking tape, light weight ball (ping pong, plastic golf ball) to launch. Optional items: paint stir sticks, paper...

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Career Bingo

Materials: Laminated or paper bingo cards Laminated or paper calling cards Beans, skittles, M&M’s, or mini pom poms >   Instructions:   Mentors will introduce each job description in a PowerPoint presentation...

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