QFT Lesson - Cooperation

#1) Life Principle:

Life Principle

COOPERATION – Working Together 

Quote: TEAMWORK , Coming together is a beginning.
 Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.   
             --Henry Ford 

Spanish: la cooperatión   

#2) Key ideas:

  • We can choose to show cooperation in our attitudes and actions. (Choices  Materials)
  • We can work with others, sharing our talents and supporting their ideas.
  • We will strive to act in a cooperative manner to all. 

#3) Lexicon:


Elementary MS/HS 

DICTIONARY  Oxford Spanish Dictionary  

  • Break the word into pieces
  • Sound out the word
  • Find the root word 
  • Select synonyms that support

Sign Language for Cooperate:


Interlock hands in ‘9’ position and 
circle horizontally.

#4) Describing the process:

  • What would cooperation look like, sound like, feel like?
  • Use web-graphic to describe “cooperation”, and using complete sentences add supporting details. 

#5) Introduce the Question Focus:

 State topic for questions. QFT – Question Formulation Technique  

“Our Question Focus for this lesson is about Cooperation.

#6) Produce the Questions:

 Materials needed: white paper and markers 
 Allow about 10 minutes

  1. Ask as many questions as you can.
  2. Change any statements into questions.
  3. Write down every question as it is stated.
  4. Do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer the questions. 

#7) Improve questions:

  1.  Identify open and closed ended questions 
  2.  Change questions: select one question to change from open to closed-ended and one closed questions to open-ended. 

Allow 4-8 minutes.

#8) Prioritize questions:

State lesson plan criteria/guidelines and ask learners to identify 2-3 questions they think are most important. 
Allow 10-20 minutes

Group Share Out: Have each group share their rationale for choosing priority questions. 
Allow about 10 minutes.

#9) Discuss Next Steps:

 “What are we going to do with these questions?”
 (Whole Group Discussion  outcome to align with lesson objectives.) 

Sample: What behaviors support cooperation? 

#10) Reflect:

Individual and Group Reflection: Ask a topic related question for learners to reflect upon briefly in writing about what they have learned.

Discuss and report in small or whole group. 
Sample: “What does cooperation look like for us?”