Making up a cooperative story

  • Level: Elementary school
    Age group:
    Students ages 8 and 9
  • When:
    November and December or January and February

Area of learning:

  • Citizenship and community life

Main objectives

  • Become familiar with cooperative values
  • Appreciate literary works
  • Work cooperatively in a team of 4 with defined roles
  • Write a story about cooperation using the narrative structure
  • Lead a cooperative game and explain the rules to the participants


Drawing inspiration from the story A Good Team, which highlights cooperative values over rivalry and individualism, students tell a cooperative story.

Disciplinary competencies

Disciplines Competencies Learning progression
  • Oral communication
  • Written communication: writing various texts
  • Incite action through the application of rules or protocols (e.g., publicity, game rules, protocol, recipe)
  • Know the structure of a story: an initial situation, an inciting incident, one or more complications, a dénouement and a final resolution
  • Re-read to ensure the quantity and relevance of ideas relating to the theme and the purpose for writing
Visual arts Produce personal artistic creations1 Explore creative ideas inspired by a suggestion

Non-disciplinary competencies

Develop personal and social competencies: cooperation

1. This skill is displayed but not evaluated within the context of this project.