Participating in a Public Hearing on Cardinal City’s Skate Park Controversy: “Will it be a Radical Ride or a Bogus Bust?”

Class members stage a mock public hearing on the question of whether or not Cardinal City should build a skate park. This carefully crafted resource includes complete directions, role cards for council members, proponents, opponents, and press representatives. A great civics instructional activity.

6 Views 5 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the activity to introduce class members to the debate format
Classroom Considerations

  • Expectations for behavior are included in the packet
Pros

  • The exercise is carefully scaffolded and provides roles for all class members
  • The topic is sure to engage class members
Cons

  • None
Common Core