6th-7th
State Universities in Florida: Challenge!

Day One: 45-50 minutes, Day Two: 30 minutes

Objectives:
Students will achieve the following
1. Learn about the different state universities in Florida.
2. Work and dialogue as a team.
3. Consider the importance of college 

Materials:  
1. Computer and Internet Access
2. Pencil
3. Lined Paper

Procedures: 
1. Divide the classroom into two groups.
2. Ask the groups to research: the location of the schools, mascots, average class size, fun fact, school size, scholarship opportunities, what is a residence hall, how much does it cost to attend the school, etc…
3. Allow the students to write down any questions they may have.
4. The next day: create a game show like atmosphere challenging the two groups to share what they know.
5. Each group will start off with 10,000 dollars' worth of scholarship money. Each time an answer is answered correctly, the group keeps the money. If the response is incorrect, a portion of the money is given to the opposing team.

Reflection:
1. What schools seemed like a good fit for them?
2. What were they surprised about?


Types of Colleges: In-class presentations

5 minutes per presentation

Objectives:
Students will achieve the following 
1. Learn about the different types of colleges in Florida.
2. Work creatively on an individual basis.
3. Consider the importance of college.

Materials:  
1. Computer and Internet Access
2. Poster Board
3. Markers

Procedures: 
1. Explain to the class that not all colleges are the same (Some are 2-year, some are 4-year, some have 50,000 students, and others have 2,000..etc)
2. Assign each student a different college or university in the state of Florida.
3. Tell them they are responsible for creating a presentation on that college-with the desired information.

Reflection:  
1. What schools seemed like a good fit for them?
2. What were they surprised about?

 


 



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