Should the Government Impose a Mandatory Year of Service?

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Polling is an important aspect of research. Here's a skill-building activity that models for pollsters how to poll and how to analyze the results. After reading an annotated text that presents arguments for and against mandatory community service, individuals use a provided matrix to poll classmates and to record these informed opinions on the question. The seventh in a series of 24 discussion and debate skill-building activities.

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Pros

  • Sentence frames that model how to analyze the data are provided
  • A fact sheet and links to additional information for teachers are included
  • Consider using the activities weekly as skill builders
  • Because there is some progression in the activities, the resources would work best if used in order
Cons

  • Consider bringing the whole class together for a concluding discussion of the activity