I first made this lesson because I knew I was going to be evaluated and was searching for an idea that would have my students super engaged. I found a biology lesson that involved making a cell out of food items and thought it would be fun to adapt to a yearbook spread. It turned out WAY better than I ever anticipated, and became one of my favorite lessons to teach.
It takes some time to prepare this lesson but it is worth it!
How to teach this lesson
Take students through the story of King Pica. There is a PDF of the slides and a script to tell the story. At the end of the story, there are a few slides that show how the story “comes to life” into a yearbook spread, and then how to break the rules (once they know the rules).
In this download, you’ll find:
- Lesson Plan
- Printable Student Guide
- Step-by-Step Instructional Slides
- Colorful Projector-Friendly Student Guides
Shout-out to Kelly Juntunen for coming up with the title for this lesson!!