- Separate and Discuss-on: Split into your 4 categories of what you believe is the most important factor for determining success in life and discuss your answers to the question.
- In your groups, fill out your first attempt at the Issue Analysis Form to determine just how well grounded your opinions are.
- What else would you need in order to debate these topics?
- Switching gears: How have the 30-minute-expert blogging sessions enabled you to understand new topics for debate? What more would you need in order to crystallize your opinions about censorship and copyright?
- Extensions: Read your Multi-cultural novel.
- Quiz-on: Why couldn’t Cassie understand Big Ma’s actions in Strawberry after Mr. Simms pushed her into the road? (Hint: Cassie’s mother had to explain them to her.)
- Where is the line in the sand that no just person should cross?
- What is a racial ally?
- How can you be a strong racial ally to others?
- How are the characters strong racial allies for one another?
- Design-on: How would you need to set up the room in order for it to look like a court room? What objects would you need in the room for it to be more official?
- Put one design into action.
- Read through the trial as if a court case were actually being carried out.
- How is this case a farce? (What is it making fun of?)
- Is the court fair to Shylock?
- How do the words that the “lawyers” use trick Shylock or the rest of the court?
- Write out how you believe the trial would change in a more modern setting.
- Reflect-on: How did using the picture book enhance your understanding of the pied piper and of the questions that went with it?
- Share a few of your responses from the blogs.
- Which of these questions are debatable?
- How do you frame a question so that it is more debatable.
- How is this more debatable: “Solved: The mayor should have paid the Piper.”
- Write out how you believe a debate should be organized and run.
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