- Time to step into someone else's shoes!
- I will divide the class into 6 groups, which will represent some of the organizations and leaders in America during the build-up to WWII.
- You will be given a specific prompt which will guide you on how your group should represent yourself in The Great Debate.
- Be sure to stay true to your group's identity; each group member will be expected to contribute to the discussion as part of your grade for today!
- Don't be afraid to speak up, as there are no "wrong" answers to this, but be sure to call someone out (nicely) if you think they've misrepresented their group.
- The first 10 minutes of the debate will be dedicated to developing understanding of your identity. Use your time wisely to ask questions and figure out what stance you should take in this scenario.
- I'll write the group's names and your interpretation of their stance on the white board for reference :)
- At the 20 minute mark of class, we'll begin with the first prompt for discussion.
- I will moderate, so it's important for you to raise your hand to contribute.
- I will try to give everyone a chance to contribute, but feel free to raise your hand as often as necessary to argue for your group's stance!
- At the 30 minute mark of class, I'll give you the second prompt, so if you haven't spoken by then, you'll want to chime in during this last part of the debate!
- Again, raise your hand if you have a point to make about your particular stance.
- When we've got 10 minutes left, I'll stop the debate and we'll move on.