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Lesson 4: Tools for Civic Dialogue: Day 2 of 3

This series of lessons are designed to help students develop the skills and understanding to engage in civic dialogue across differences. Students will explore the idea of comfort zones and growth zones. They will also examine the importance of multiple perspectives and practice empathy through telling each other’s stories. You can do these lessons separate from one another but they work well together.

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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)


Compare deliberative processes used by a wide variety of groups in various settings.

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