Extra! Extra! Read All About It: A Current Events Based Discussion Course
In this ongoing course, students will have the opportunity to discuss current events and topics that are important to them in a safe and nurturing environment.
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year old learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
40 minutes per class
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This class will be discussion based and will center around current events that students have seen, heard, or read about in the news. These current events should be social sciences and humanities based. Possible topics include, the economy, healthcare, politics and the government, gun control, the Black Lives Matter movement, the LGBTQ community, global warming, events in history, etc. This is an opportunity for students to explore topics they are interested in and learn how to discuss with...
Students will improve their discussion skills as well as critical thinking skills by analyzing current events and discussing multiple perspectives of those events.
This course is current event based so the topics will vary. Should a student submit a topic that I feel is too sensitive for the class or a topic that l I am uncomfortable with I will let them know to pick another topic. I have a BA in Political Science and am well-versed in moderating sensitive political topics. I have also been leading class discussions as a cornerstone of my public school class and am experienced in mediating controversial subjects.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class is focused on current events so some topics may be sensitive to some learners. Article links and discussion questions are posted in the classroom before class so I encourage parents to preview the article and questions to discuss with their student before class.