What would you want with you?
Put the students in small groups. Have each group come up with a list of five things that they would want to have if they were shipwrecked. Instruct them that the items must be specific--"water bottle" v. "water." Then have the student groups compare lists with each other. Have a class discussion about what was popular to have with them when shipwrecked and why you may want certain things with you and not other things.
Push the desks against the walls and upon entering, have the students leave their backpacks by the door. Seat all the students in the center of the room. Then tell the students they have been shipwrecked. In small groups, have them discuss what they would do and in what order.
After doing the first fun activity, take the list that the students generated...
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