Conducting a Panel Discussion and Civil Conversation

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The final lesson in an 11-session study of immigration asks class members to engage in either a panel discussion or a civil conversation of the controversial legal and policy issues they have investigated as part of the unit.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Review the protocols for safe, respectful conversations before beginning the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Instructors must provide the news article or other reading selection for the Civil Conversation activity
Pros

  • The four-page packet includes an overview of the activity, detailed procedures, handouts, and discussion questions
Cons

  • No rubric for the activity is included