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This lesson uses the events surrounding a hot topic to build important literacy, research, and civic skills and knowledge.
- Difficult decisions involve careful research and evaluation of pros and cons of the consequences of each possible decision point.
- Civil discourse requires active listening, building on key points of others, and acknowledging weaknesses in our own arguments.
- The right to protest offers people a collective power.
- What are the pros and cons involved in deciding to march for political reasons?
- Are there ways to convince or compromise with school officials on our positions?
- Am I willing to endure the negative consequences that might come from my decision?
- What is the history of the right to protest?
- What are my rights as a student? What are administrators legally able to do as consequences?
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