Problem Solving Role Play
After reading each scenario, ask the children to think of several responses that victims and bystanders could give and the likely consequences of each response. Conduct role plays in which the teacher plays the role of a child who bullies, and children practice using the responses they’ve identified as effective.Make sure that children have a chance to play both victims and bystanders and that the responses include asking an adult for help.
This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with problem solving scenarios.
The instructor could provide the students with backgrounds for their characters, maps, details on what kinds and quantities of pollutants the river is carrying (and where they came from), and a budget for remediation projects.
The students could do research on the consequences of the sorts of pollution at issue and on remediation and restrictions.
They can then try to work out which methods are feasible, and simulate the kinds of compromises that communities and industries in the real world must make to keep the environment livable.
For most exercises (not the scripted ones), there is no "correct" outcome; these scenarios are open-ended.