Thank you Elizabeth, this is a real help. I did wonder if there was a bit too much to look at. I had a thought about playing the song “Its a pirates life for me” (I think its called that!) and getting them to think about if a pirates life would be for them so “What would your life be like if you were a pirate?” might be a good one to go with.
Thanks for sharing the q and a. I’ve just got round to watching it and lots of food for thought. I was really interested in what was said about using fiction as a way in as I had been pondering using the carnegie books we are reading with our year 8s to do a bit of inquiry using fosil and whether it could work in the very same way Barbara mentioned about “real life issues” so this has encouraged me to give it more thought. I would also be very interested in learning more about the delivery of fosil as you discussed since I am so new to all this.
I’ve been following this discussion with interest. Having started a new job in Sept, I am slowly learning a bit more about our curriculum and SOW’s whilst trying to fill my knowledge gaps (hence me being here) I can see opportunities where as Elizabeth says earlier “I can work my way in to” it just requires a bit of bravery on my part but I am gaining confidence and am working on an idea to introduce some FOSIL to a library lesson plan next term. This thread has made me realize that it’s important for me to carve a niche in this area in order to stay relevant and advocate what the library is and does.