Tell the students that you are going to read them a story, which will be the basis for a group activity. While they’re listening, they are to imagine they are all one “people,” and the story is about them.
Read Attachment A – “The Story of Your People” – aloud.
Say, “Usually, when a group faces a dilemma like the one described in the story, some people will think, ‘I can live with that,’ and others will think, ‘It’s time to leave.’” And, of course, there will be pros and cons to both sides. To decide what your people should do, you’re going to break into small groups, weigh the pros and cons of staying and leaving, and make a group decision as to which you think is right. Then, each group will present their decision to the others.
Divide the students into groups of 5-6. Instruct them to use the 3 Cs model to weigh their options and decide. They must write everything down (challenge, choices, consequences) and be ready to present it quickly.
Decision-Making Power Point Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/readysetpresent/problem-solving-powerpoint/