Reflection: Rigor Is it Really "Ok" to Say What We are Thinking? - Section 4: Closing the Loop


These passages proved to be more difficult for students to decipher meaning from that I had anticipated. I was hoping to get a deep debate about the hazards of cyber stalking but they went more into hurtful words spoken. Both are good topics and with peer assistance they were able to defend which was a secondary goal of mine.

On the positive this was a great signal that they are becoming stronger with the expectations of the Common Core and identifying evidence for their opinions and responses.  

My recommendations would be to use a greater variety of reading leveled passages to help students who are struggling readers to participate, too.

  difficulty of the passages
  Rigor: Difficulty of the Passages
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Is it Really "Ok" to Say What We are Thinking?

Unit 13: Creating our Government Through Blood, Sweat and Fears
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: SWBAT...demonstrate understanding of the effects of our constitutional ideals through debating the pros and cons of having freedom of speech.

Big Idea: Life changes. People change. Ideals change as society grows and matures. What was good for mankind years ago may not continue to be good for people of today. To ensure we protect our freedoms we need to evaluate what ideals we still believe in.

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