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Quick and easy classroom-ready warm-ups, inspired by kids’ curious questions from around the world — updated weekly. 

Step 1) Ask:
Why do we go to school?”

Step 2) Watch:
Play the video above for your students.

  • What you’ll see: A touching video displaying the value of education; a luxury many cannot afford in other parts of the world.
  • Length: 3 minutes.

Step 3) Discuss:
Now, get your students talking. Start with 1-3 questions of your choice:

  • What kinds of things do we learn at school that we wouldn’t find out about otherwise?
  • If you weren’t in class, where would you like to be instead?
  • Is it important to learn new things?
  • Is school the only place we learn? Where else can we learn?
  • What do your parents do while you’re in school?
  • What kinds of people do you meet at school?
  • What do we have access to in school, that we don’t have at home or in other places?
  • What do we gain from going to school?
  • What would make school more fun?

Step 4) Answer:
So, why do we go to school?

Your students should now have a strong grasp on how to answer this question. Let them tell you!


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Curiospiration #11: Why do we go to school?

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