Enliven the classroom with a rich discussion about motivation and delayed gratification. Watch a delightful video of an experiment with marshmallows that drives home the idea of the lesson — Would you take a pleasurable treat now, or would you wait, and get two treats (instead of one)?
Essential Question: What encourages motivation? What is delayed gratification?
Lesson Duration: 30 minutes
What’s in the Box:
1 I Do / We Do / You Do Lesson Plan and Guide
1 Editable Student-Facing Version Optimized for Google Apps
1 Visual Aid for Discussion
1 Task Card Set
1 Discussion Tracker Sheet
2 Exit Tickets
Bonus: Entrance and Exit Tickets in Google Forms format
Note: Youtube and other multimedia links are included in this resource. However, this resource does not contain actual digital video files.
If you liked this lesson then you’ll like the full deck of Freedom task cards — designed to facilitate classroom discussion on ethical and philosophical issues.