Students take a unique approach to a classroom discussion/debate of the election process.
Students share their opinions on an issue using a discussion/debate approach. They formulate a clear written statement of their opinions.
debate, opinion, discussion, critical thinking
Lesson PlanPlace a poster in each corner of the room. Then read a statement, and tell students to go to the corner that best describes how they feel about that statement. Here are some examples of statements:
Encourage students to voice their opinions from their respective corners. Then have each group gathered in response to a statement work together to write a clear statement explaining their position.
Evaluate students on their ability to state their opinions and on their position statements.
Lesson Plan Source
Education World (adapted from a lesson from PBS: The Democracy Project)
Last updated 1/10/2012