So I posed this question to my students the other day for their journal writing and I have been thinking about it a lot lately:
You've just been marooned on a desert island and you have 3 useful things and one completely useless thing with you. What are the items and how would you use them for survival?
Here's my list:
1. Pan - used to boil water and cook my food.
2. Flint - not sure if I know how to use it but it will last longer than matches.
3. My cell phone - I can call for help until my battery dies out, then I will throw it in the fire to make an explosion so someone will see me. I wouldn't worry about having service because I have Verizon. You've seen the commercials right?
4. Battery - completely useless right? Until I hear someone or something coming and then I will throw it in the fire and explode it.
What do you think? What would you do?