Pros and Cons: A Childcare Debate
Learners research prevailing attitudes and Rousseau's position on child rearing in the 18th century. They consider attitudes toward motherhood and childcare in our own culture through interviews with peers and family members.
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Drafting Board: Electoral College
Should the president of the United States be voted by the Electoral College or the popular vote? Your young historians will consider the pros and cons of the Electoral College, and make an argument using reasons and evidence provided in...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Electoral College Pros/Cons and Alternatives
If every vote counts, why do we need the electoral college? Middle and high schoolers study the Constitutional precedent of the electoral college, as well as its place in historical and modern elections, with an engaging social studies...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Federalist Debates: Balancing Power Between State and Federal Governments
Young scholars examine the pros and cons of state sovereignty vs. federalism, as argued by the Founding Fathers. They identify the basic positions of each side, complete a worksheet, and write a persuasive essay arguing for Jefferson or...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Debates In The Middle School Classroom
All middle schoolers are experienced in some form of debate. Using their natural talent of arguing and challenging authority, we can channel student energy into a positive learning assignment. Debates offer that natural avenue for...
7th - 8th English Language Arts