We sometimes wonder if taking the time to teach students to read the media is worth valuable classroom instructional time. Check out this video, then look at some of the lessons on this site tagged “media arts”. If you have time, view the slides on Viewing to add to your understanding of reading the media. [...]
Many countries around the world conduct civil discussions in their legistlative bodies using Parliamentary Procedure. This also is true about business, social, and religious organizations. Students who understand the basics of parliamentary procedure often find themselves moving up into leadership positions in the schools, churches, and social groups. As important as it is to be [...]
Learning to listen critically and to respond responsibly to controversial issues are skills especially useful in a democratic socieity. Student Congress provides a venue for students to practice both these skills. This handout with Student Congress Bill Instructions is one you can adopt or adapt for use with your students.