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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:20 PM
Regarding the constellation walk and talk, I usually start with a story about a person in Times Square tearing newspapers into shreds and throwing them in the street. A police officer asks why the person is doing this; "To keep the tigers away," replies the person. The police officer says, "There are no tigers in Times Square." "See, it's working!" So when we talk stories about the constellations and asterisms, I try to tilt it toward cultures keeping their tigers away. And the 7th graders are free to make up their own legends as well. In fact, I know a 7th grade English teacher who takes her students out one night each spring, has each one take a piece of the sky, and make up a story about what they see. Now they each own their piece of the sky, and get creative thinking practice.
These will be a great age for you to work with them, and open their thinking. Thank you for putting in the effort, and have fun with them!
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