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Lesson 2: Choosing Your Issue

In this lesson students will help develop the issue they chose for their soapbox speech topic by breaking down the problems they want to address and receiving feedback from classmates to help them refine their topic and begin to organize their ideas.

Skills
Decision Making
Practicing Empathy
Topics
Democr. Foundations
Identity
Learning Tools
Graphic Organizer
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1B

Work with peers to promote civil, democratic discussions and decision-making, set clear goals and deadlines, and establish individual roles as needed.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)

D4. 6.9-12.

Use disciplinary and interdisciplinary lenses to understand the characteristics and causes of local, regional, and global problems; instances of such problems in multiple contexts; and challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address these problems over time and place.

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