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This unit is intended to help students identify their strengths, get to know their peers, and build classroom community from the beginning of the school year. The unit should be taught during the first three weeks of the school year and could begin as early as day 1 or 2. Throughout the unit, students will complete activities to help them uncover their strengths and intelligences, as well as those of their peers. The unit also challenges students to enact problem-solving skills and reflect on their effectiveness. The unit culminates with a performance tasks that asks students to work in small groups to solve potential problems the classroom community could encounter.

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