Voicing Your Opinion

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To conclude a unit study designed to help class members develop the skills they need to become informed voters, class members select a current community issue and voice their views either by attending a local meeting or crafting an opinion piece for the local newspaper.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Arrange for class members to present their views on a local television or radio station
  • Develop a blog where class members can post their work
Classroom Considerations

  • The exercise assumes class members have studied persuasion techniques, journalistic writing, and public speaking
  • The final resource in a series of six
Pros

  • The activity provides class members with an opportunity to express their views publicly
Cons

  • No scaffolding is provided for the activity
  • A rubric is not included
Common Core