Introduce "algorithms" to students by asking them to create a maze about their community.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: self-awareness and social awareness.
Engage students in a discussion about community landmarks that are special to them. You might ask:
Then, ask students to use the handout below to create a puzzle, which invites people to use a series of steps (or "algorithm") to solve a maze and reach a special destination...their community landmark!
Using the Flipgrid activity below, prompt students to record a video describing their landmark, its significance, and any special memories they have about it. Then, encourage them to watch and respond to videos posted by their classmates or peers in your Empatico partner class.
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions:
This activity was created in partnership with Code.org.