Upcoming debate: a more perfect union: the constitutional convention and ratification debate
hey, who doesn't like a good ARGUMENT?
Here's how it works: There are four steps.
1. Decide you will participate and earn extra credit. The Sign up form is no longer required, just show up in room 136 by noon on the scheduled Monday.
2. Obtain a copy of the required readings, study guides and options; then pass the reading check (at least a 75).
3. Meet with others who chose the same policy option that you did to plan a debate strategy.
4. Come to the debate ready to defend your option with ammunition from the readings.
This experience is open to freshmen, sophomores and juniors - and now to seniors too!
So why do this?
You mean besides the generous extra credit? Well...
you need 21st century skills!
Critical Thinking: Examine contrasting policy options and explore the underlying values and interests that drive different perspectives.
Creativity and Innovation: Create political cartoons, memorialize historical events artistically, or develop original policy options are some of the innovative ways that you can express yourself.
Collaboration: Work in groups to make oral presentations, analyze case studies, and develop persuasive arguments.
Media and Technology Literacy: Critique editorials, audio and video sources, maps and other visuals for perspective and bias. Watch video clips to gather and assess information from leading scholars.
Global Awareness: Readings and primary source documents immerse you in multiple perspectives on complex international issues.
Civic Literacy: Empower yourself with the skills and habits to actively engage with your community and the world.