Capitalism's grow-or-die imperative stands radically at odds with ecology's imperative of interdependence and limit. The two imperatives can no longer coexist with each other; nor can any society founded on the myth that they can be reconciled hope to survive. Either we will establish an ecological society or society will go under for everyone, irrespective of his or her status.
Ursla Le Guin (1929-2018)
On the Future of the Left, Motherboard, February 4, 2015)
Pair Fluency Match 7 - Go Green!
With Pair Fluency games players take turns asking each other set questions as fast as possible. With Match 7 there are 7 "yes" answers and 5 "No" answers. The aim is to find all the "yes" answers within a time limit.
To play, one player takes a question board and seven counters. The other player takes an answer card. The usual time limit is one minute. This can be shortened for experienced players or lengthened for beginners. On the starting signal the player with the board starts asking questions. Here is a list for this set:
Do you buy local?
Do you clean water?
Do you avoid making air dirty?
Do you avoid wasting food?
Do you grow food?
Do you recycle glass?
Do you recycle metal?
Do you recycle paper?
Do you recycle plastic?
Do you save energy?
Do you save water?
The player with the card looks at it and responds accordingly, either "Yes, I do" or "No, I don't". For every "Yes" answer the questioning player covers the matching image on the board with a counter. When the timer goes record the number of points scored and players reverse roles. How many points can the whole class accumulate in 2-4 rounds?
Notes: Players should be somewhat familiar with the vocabulary before doing this game. As a follow-up players can consider real answers for their own actual families.
getfile: Match 7: Go Green!Game Board - PDF B5, 2 pages, 1.17 MB Game Cards - PDF A4, 4 pages, 5.29 MB
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