The Role of Dissent in a Democracy: Lessons from Kent State University

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Young historians analyze the 1970 Kent State shootings to discuss the role dissent plays in a democracy. After viewing a detailed PowerPoint presentation, learners express their desire for change via a medium of their choice.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • To help kickstart the Speak Your Truth activity, brainstorm possible local, state, or national issues as a whole class that students can choose from for their assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • While presentation is included as a PDF, you can project each image slide-by-slide for the same effect as a PowerPoint presentation
Pros
  • Excellent reading handouts and worksheets
  • Complete activity assignment sheet included 
  • Detailed instructional guidelines to accompany PowerPoint presentation
Cons
  • None