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July 2, 2010 10:41 AM Subscribe
What's the single most interesting argument, discovery, phenomenon, or historical change in your field, hobby, or other area of interest... that the average 7th grade student could comprehend and appreciate?
posted by acidic to Grab Bag (28 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
My young students are incredibly jaded about education, and most of them are glued to their computer games whenever they're not studying. I have some unstructured discussion time with them, and I want to try to spark their interest and get them really thinking.
So, what's interesting and comprehensible (say, after reading two pages of text)? I'm looking for things that can appeal to a general group, not just the really smart or curious kids. Topics can be strange, silly, or completely serious. So far we have really enjoyed some topics such as obsolete tech, the psychology of best friendships, marketing, youth soccer, lottery winners, and so on. I have plenty of ideas, but my area of knowledge is naturally limited so I'm seeking better suggestions. Thank you!