Teaching the Tough Issues

Teaching the Tough Issues

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This book introduces a groundbreaking teaching method intended to help English, social studies, and humanities teachers address difficult or controversial topics in their secondary classrooms. Because these issues are rarely addressed in teacher preparation programs, few teachers feel confident facilitating conversations around culturally and politically sensitive issues in ways that honor their diverse students' voices and lead to critical, transformative thinking. The author describes a four-step method to help teachers structure discussions and written assignments while concurrently assisting them in addressing Common Core State Standards. Designed to aid students in both developing their own viewpoints on contentious issues and in actively critiquing those of their teachers and peers, these practices will enhance any humanities curriculum.... support of stricter gun controllegislation. Throughout the unit, the students also engaged in many literary and civic exercises, including comparing and contrasting The Pact with Romeo aamp; Juliet in an essay, writing antisuicide and gun controlanbsp;...

Title:Teaching the Tough Issues
Author:Jacqueline Darvin
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2015-04-24


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