Promoting Classroom Deliberation of Social Issues

Deliberation and debate of current social issues in the classroom can provide great learning opportunities that promote the development of civic skills in our students. Good resources to get started include the C-Span Classroom Deliberations collection of deliberation plans as well as the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility’s Current Issues lesson plan collection.

Consider, for instance, these two lesson plans exploring the Occupy Movement:

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