Should Girls Be Allowed to Play High School Football?

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Combine text analysis with a prompt that is sure to spark interest and discussion with your class members. Pupils read a news article written in 2013 regarding an Alabama community's conversation on girls playing middle/high school football, and then consider both sides of the debate.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To save paper, project both the article and discussion questions to discuss as a whole group
  • Before proceeding directly to an in-class conversation/debate, begin with some time for thought, note-taking, and outlining in order to ensure learners have thoroughly processed their ideas
Classroom Considerations

  • Ask learners to consider how well the article presents the debate and opposing viewpoints before they tackle the follow-up questions

  • Full text of article included
  • Discussion questions included on a separate second page

  • A few grammatical/spelling errors