Using Persuasion Stations to Promote Argumentation, Analysis, and Active Engagement
Reproducible activity book
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Offering immersive experiences that push students not only to learn content but also to wrestle with big questions of history that still have relevance today, these innovative activities center on compelling questions to debate.
One group of students acts as "judges"; other groups work in "persuasion stations" that each have to argue for one position on the question. Some questions have simple yes/no positions (e.g., "Does Sacajawea Deserve Her Fame?") while others have several (e.g., "Who Was the Most Influential Person of the Civil Rights Movement?"). Judges visit each station, hear arguments, ask questions, then deliberate and vote. Includes detailed instructions for staging persuasion-station activities plus options for debriefing and assessment.
8½" x 11"