PowerLeague is a new and interesting approach to the investigation of a theme, put together by FUTURELAB. Head over to the website and check it out. I've started making my own league and will share it when it's ready... The basic idea is as explained below:
Power League is an educational tool designed to spark fun and constructive debate among students by creating leagues on topics such as climate change, politics and science. Each student chooses repeatedly from random pairs generated by a database created by themselves or their teachers. By repeatedly casting votes, the students create a league, ranked in order of the most powerful, important, popular or influential – and then it is time to discuss! Why do some pupils think a pop star should rule the world over a politician? Why do some believe that deforestation is the biggest cause of climate change over 4x4 cars?