CURIOSITY – Desire to learn, to explore, to investigate (definition poster)
Quote: "Judge a man by his questions, rather than his answers."
- - Voltaire
Spanish: la curiosidad
I can choose to show curiosity in my attitudes and actions.
I can work with others, sharing my talents and supporting their ideas
I will strive to demonstrate curiosity by seeking knowledge and asking thoughtful questions.
Elementary | MS/HS
Break the word into pieces
Sound out the word
Find the root word
Select synonyms that support
Sign Language for ‘Curious':
Put right thumb and forefinger together on throat and twist
What would curiosity look like, sound like, feel like?
Use curiosity mind map to describe “curiosity”, using complete sentences to add supporting details.
State topic for questions. QFT – Question Formulation Technique
“Our Question Focus for this lesson is about Curiosity
Materials needed: white paper and markers
Allow about 10 minutes
Ask as many questions as you can.
Change any statements into questions.
Write down every question as it is stated.
Do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer the questions.
Identify open and closed ended questions
Change questions: select one question to change from open to
closed-ended and one closed question to open-ended.
Allow 4-8 minutes.
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.
“What are we going to do with these questions?”
(Whole Group Discussion – outcome to align with lesson objectives.)
Sample: What behaviors support curiosity?
Life Application Lessons
C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Decision-making Worksheet
C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Goal Setting Worksheet
Individual and Group Reflection: Ask a topic related question for learners to reflect upon briefly in writing about what they have learned.
Self Reflections Writing Stem Poster
Self Reflection Writing Stems 4x4 – Printable cards - 4 copies per page
Discuss and report in small or whole group.
Sample: “What does curiosity look like for me/us?”
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