For our Creativity Week group, we took a suggestion from the students. They wanted to do live action roll playing, they wanted to perform, they wanted to camp, and they wanted to cook. Plus, they wanted to somehow involve a zombie apocalypse. So my ever-wonderful co-teachers and I decided to roll all of this into one fabulous project and the ZAG (Zombie Apocalypse Group) was born.
|The Survivalists (attempt to) build a tent|
We divided our larger group into five teams (three lead by teachers and two lead by Seniors), each of which focused on a different task:
1. Survivalists (working to prepare any survivors for life in the wild): outdoor survival skills
2. Scouts (preparing us to act as zombies): learning the Thriller dance and designing make-up
3. Sympathizers (trying to understand the zombies' point of view): making a documentary about the lives of zombies
|A Scientist making grains|
5. Specialists (providing in-depth knowledge about zombie history, behavior, etc): creating a wikipedia-esque data base of zombie facts
We also just did some stuff that is plain ole fun.
We went to see "Warm Bodies" in theaters. (I was very grateful for the director's humanizing stance of zombies).
|Jose showing off our make-up...|
and his best zombie face
We created (very sticky) zombie make-up out of corn syrup, chocolate syrup and food coloring.
|Learning Michael Jackson's moves|
In the end, I think the students came away with an educational yet non-traditional learning experience.
|He's been zombified!|