Episode 2.5: The Business Plan

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Sometimes helping communities after a natural disaster requires a solution of monstrous proportions! The fifth episode in a seven-part shows scholars how the Problem Solvers rise above climbing waters by enlisting the help of monster truck drivers to deliver their pop-up school kits across the area. Viewers watch as the teens persevere by being organized, creative, and determined.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Brainstorm other transportation options with the class, such as air boats or jet skis
  • Have individuals identify which character contributes the most to the business plan, and why
Classroom Considerations
  • Ensure learners understand why enlisting the help of the monster truck drivers was a win-win for everyone involved, as this is not presented clearly in the episode
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The video presents a creative way to teach students about helping others, working together, and thinking through problems
  • Humorous scenes keep the mood light despite the recent hurricane
Cons
  • None