This session uses the song 'Bare Necessities' from The Jungle Book. You may want to use the following clip as a stimulus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ogQ0uge06o
First, show the clip (or play the song). Then, sing the first verse with the class a couple of times:
Main idea: What is Christmas? What are the things that make it Christmas and what would it still be Christmas if certain things were missing
Main strategy: What’s needed and what’s enough? (The If Machine, p33)
Examination of the essential properties of a thing can be conducted with two questions e.g:
What is needed for a...
Set the class the following task: to invent (or simply to name) something that people will need but not want, something they will want but not need, and something they will want and need.
Conceptual comparison exercise
Task Question: What are the differences/similarities between ‘need’ and ‘want’?
Place two ho...