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Use this engaging back to school video team building activity as a improve divergent thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and creative writing. In this activity, students will develop and sell a product made from cardboard, a roll of tape, two plastic cups, a plastic bag and string. The best part is that your purchase comes with a hand-drawn video, created by the talented John Spencer, that introduces the activity to hook students in! Watch the preview video above to get a sneak peek of the video included and download the preview to get a closer look at all of the materials (organizers, handouts, checklists, rubrics etc.) you can use to implement the activity in your classroom. There is absolutely no prep required to implement this lesson/assignment!



• Students watch a hand-drawn video that introduces the activity to students. This video is highly engaging and will hook your students immediately. Watch the video preview on the product page to get a sneak peek.

• Use the eye-catching PowerPoint presentations to introduce the activity in more detail to your class and guide you through each element of the lesson. 

• Use the instructions, graphic organizers, checklists, handouts, and teacher rubric to implement the icebreaker / team building lesson.



→ Introductory video (1 Minute clip included in PowerPoint presentation)

→ Teacher Instructions

→ PowerPoint to guide the lesson

→ 2 Brainstorming sheets

→ Analyze your ideas checklist

→ Product outline sheet

→ Using persuasive techniques handout (ethos, pathos, logos)

→ Creating an advertisement planning sheets (blog, video, sales pitch)

→ Final copy sheet for ad write-up

→ Teacher rubric


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