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Lesson Plan for Island Survival

Lesson plan for island survival

This is the plan for an all day lesson (in fact, it takes longer than that!) which I designed for the final two years of primary school, in order to demonstrate the use of a variety of the thinking tools referred in this book to both students and a large group of teachers. I have used this in conjunction with a power point presentation which you can download from my web site ( and then go to Lesson Plans and Island Survival)


  • Use of Six Thinking Hats
  • Imagination and creative writing
  • Team work and problem solving
  • Use of specific cognitive and cooperative thinking tools
  • Chronicling of ideas and progress
  • Self and peer-assessment and refinement


  • Four teams of six students. Teams of 4 ...
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