Step 1 – Know
Here the question was: What do we already know about Chernobyl? We shared our responses:
Step 2 –Ask
I then asked them: What questions do you want to ask about the Chernobyl accident?
We brainstormed some questions and recorded them.
Step 3 – Explore
The next question was: How do you think we can explore these questions? The explore step is an idea from the Think-Puzzle-Explore thinking routine which again encourages learners to connect to prior knowledge and lays the gound for independent inquiry.
Step 4- Reporting back
Students worked on the question/s of their choice at home. During the reporting stage, they presented their answers, answered their classmates’ questions and took notes of the responses shared in class.
They also drew the moment of the accident as they imagined it.