MS/HS Resources for Cooperation

Below is a sampling of the resource materials that may be used to identify and evaluate the use of the life principle.

It is suggested that evidence of this life principle or the lack of it may be found in many writings, films, videos, etc. It is recommended for learners to be engaged in a continuous search for life principle connections as part of the critical thinking process. 


 Tool for Evaluating Components of Types of Media:



All Grade Levels:

Middle School/High School:

  • Literature:
    1) Have learners read the poem,The Dash by Linda Ellis. Have them create a time line beginning with their birthdate and filling in with at least 6-10 important events up to now. Have them add at least three things they would like to have included in their ‘DASH’ from this point of their lives.
    2) Idea Video: Use to process ‘Idea’ Concept Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson4:06 min.
    One of our most
    innovative, popular thinkers takes on, in exhilarating style, one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?

General Resources:

Expectation #1 and Expectation #5 - include literature, music, videos, vocabulary, writing prompts, and Activities



Website Resources:

All Levels:

  • Cooperation Lesson Material  - Integrated lesson materials for all curriculum areas, short stories, suggested reading lists, writing prompts, quotes, bulletin board ideas, parent outreach ideas, and involving people in the community
  • Let's Cooperate - Resource that shares a definition, what cooperation looks like, criteria of a cooperative person, cooperation within a family and at school, and how to spread the idea of cooperation
  • Let's Cooperate! Teachers Share Tips for Cooperative Learning! 
    Cooperation starts at the top! Teachers who use cooperative learning in their classrooms have developed techniques that make the most of this method-- and they share them. From forming groups to using rubrics, these ideas will make any lesson of a cooperative nature a little more fun!Included: Teacher tips, a rubric for grading students' cooperative efforts, and additional online resources!
  • Cooperative Learning: Seventeen Pros and Seventeen Cons plus Ten Tips for Success - article by Dr. Spencer Kagan, Kagan Online Magazine
  • Tips For Creating A Desire To Learn SmartBrief, Nov. 28, 2016
    Through the clever use of analogies, the author guides educators through simple changes that can make dynamic changes in the classroom environment.

General Resources: