Toolkit: The Big Picture

‘Big Picture’ challenges students to be active agents for change and to think creatively and optimistically about solutions to future global issues that deliver social, economic and environmental benefits.


Natalie Wright
Les Hooper – Smithsonian Fellow 2009

expected duration

The original workshop was held over one school day duration. Depending on the intensity of the focus, the unit of work could be developed over approximately 4-6 x 60 minute lessons/workshops, or the inquire exercises as smaller workshops treated as discrete learning experiences. Teachers and students are also encouraged to explore further inquiry (background research) to enhance the ideation exercises.


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