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My Idea Is ___ Because ___
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As with any idea we want to develop, we need to be ready to respond to the questions of those whose support we seek. The Big Green Hand enables us to craft presentations and respond to questions, because it includes the concerns that a person of mature reasoning would address. Speaking freely, using your hand as a reminder, lets you display confidence. You have the courage of your convictions because you know what your convictions are!
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My Idea Is__Because__ Lab Total Time: 2 hrs
BIG GREEN HAND OPPORTUNITY TESTING Participants: Individual/Partner
3-Column Statement Map (see Higher
Purposes Lab), large sheet of paper, colored pencils/pens
DEVELOPING A WELL-REASONED CONCLUSION Participants: Individuals/group
Materials: My Idea is Because Knowledge Maps (see Activity 1 materials)
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