Overview of the Solutionary Framework

This overview of the Solutionary Framework serves as a brief introduction to the framework if you’re new to it. Or, if you’re already engaged in a solutionary project, this overview can be an outline that anchors you as you move through the phases with your students.

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Phase III: Create an Action Plan

Once you have identified the solution you want to implement, use this resource to help you make a plan for how you will implement your solution as part of phase 3 of the Solutionary Framework.

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Phase III: 5 Types of Action

Use this resource to help your students understand different types of action they can choose for their Inquiry-to-Action projects, such as the one you are working on using the Solutionary Framework.

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Phase III: Finding Leverage Points

Use this resource to identify “leverage points” and propose solutions that address the causes of the problem and that do the most good and least harm to people, animals and the environment. This resource will help you when developing an action plan in phase 3 of the Solutionary Framework.

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wonder box

The Wonder Box

he Wonder Box is used to hold a collection of various natural, found objects (shells, leaves, feathers, rocks, twigs, deceased insects, etc.). Students can interact with the objects, inspecting them, using their five senses, drawing/sketching, painting, a picture of the object(s), writing a poem, listing describing words, creating a story, etc.

Recommended grades: PreK-5
Time: 20 minutes and then ongoing

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