Starbucks used to have quotes on the side of their cups from artists, politicians, writers, teachers, musicians, and people from every walk of life. This is one of my very favorites.
We read a collection of these quotes in my class and react to the author's opinions, question what they mean to us, and respond together. After looking at ones from Starbucks each of the kids writes their own, "The Way I See It"s on several topics before picking their favorite to put on a cup.
Today my students turned in what they'd been working on- these are some creative ones.
I love this one- I'd never had a student think about making the cup into something else before. Such a creative student.