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1. While each Minister presents the departmental strategy for his/her department or agency, the students from other groups take the role of "reporters" from the "scrum". After listening to each presentation, each group must brainstorm 1 or 2 questions for the Minister. This will motivate students to pay close attention and remain analytical. Use Handout 2.5 to guide the students in their questioning.
2. At the end of each presentation, a reporter from each group will be permitted to ask the Minister a question. No matter what the question is, the Minister must respond with tact and remain politically correct. Use Rubric 2.2 to assess this activity.
At the end of the presentations, the Ministers meet with the Prime Minister (the teacher). They must advise the Prime Minister on how to proceed. Each Minister has his/her own agenda of what the most important issues are in this crisis. In debate format, the Ministers must convince the Prime Minister of what should be done. During the debate, each group may advise their Minister or provide further information to help him/her. At the end of the debate, the Prime Minister will decide on the plan of action by selecting various points from the different Ministers.