Mock Standing Committee
Students participate in standing committees to explore controversial issues. They research the issue in order to develop a perspective on the topic.
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Breaking Down Hate Speech
Defining and considering the affects of hate speech is the focus of a series of activities that encourage class members to develop approaches for dealing with hate speech both online and offline. Groups act as mediation committees and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mock Trial - Brooks v. Lawrence and the Metro City Police Department
An incident with a Swiss Army knife leads to a suit against the police department for battery, false arrest, and intentional infliction of emotional distress in the Brooks v. Lawrence & the Metro City Police Department mock trial...
9th - 12th English Language Arts