By Henrietta List. Encourage fun dialogues, discussions, and debates about controversial political and social issues with this thought-provoking collection of activities. Designed to improve students' understanding of opposing views and help them develop skills in research, reasoning, and data analysis, 12 detailed lessons discuss topics such as separation of church and state, immigration, free speech, gun control, and national health care. Each topic has a brief overview, investigative questions, classroom preparation and instructional steps, lists of possible student preconceptions, assessment criteria, National Council for the Social Studies Standards, and Internet resources. Grades 6–12. 8½" x 11". Walch. 154 pages. ©2008.
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