Read and discuss "Phase 1" of "Mission: Mars" by Pascal Lee.
As you read, keep track of all the problems that we can prepare for on this Google Doc.
How do we prepare for all of these problems? Who is an expert at all of these things? Use our spreadsheet to remember all of our professions.
Make a plan for colonizing Mars.
Break up into committees. Do committee work and present ideas to the whole group.
Once you've read "Phase 1" create a blog entry entitled, "Colonizing Mars Lesson 6: Potential Problems"
Write a journal entry about what you learned from the perspective of your persona. Be "in character" while writing and express some of your concerns & worries in your writing.
Include some of the other personas in your writing to make it feel more real. Publish live and then comment on others' writing.