Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

Jigsaw

 

Purpose of Strategy

 

Use Jigaw, which is a cooperative learning technique, to introduce students to new information while holding students individually and in groups responsible for their own learning by working cooperatively and encouraging student listening, student interaction, and peer teaching while developing the four skills of reading, speaking, listening, and writing.

 

Rationale of Lesson

 

Students will examine the practices and beliefs of Confucianism, Legalism, and Taoism to define ‘philosophy’ and develop their understanding of the goals of Confucianism, Legalism, and Taoism in building institutions and shaping society.

 

Acknowledgment of Content Expert and Consultants

 

Katrina F. Webster and Dr. Lawrence J. Kimmel

Materials

  • time framework poster (at least one)
  • computer(s) with Microsoft Excel software
  • graph paper
  • overhead projector or whiteboard
  • time framework on a 8” x 11” piece of paper
  • overhead projector or whiteboard
  • pencils and or pens
  • colored pencils, markers, and highlighters
  • social studies journals
  • copies of material on Confucianism, Legalism, or Taoism to each group, which is found at
    • Confucianism (Break into two segments of material.)
    • Legalism (Count as one segment of material.)
    • Taoism (Break into two segments of material.)

References and Web Resources

 

Jigsaw References and Web Resources