Social Studies
Use games and discussions to drive home powerful messages about how we interact with each other in a democratic system. It's a great way to get students involved.


Activities

Get the Facts on the Candidates

Divide students into teams, then have them compete to research a candidate and inform the rest of the class about the candidate's record, experience and platform.

Trust Cards

Break the class into "lending circles" and distribute "trust cards" to each group. They can exchange the cards for favors, no questions asked. But each group has to determine what the favors will be.

Silent Socrates

Teach students to ask better questions and follow discussions better by having them engage in a silent Socratic dialogue. Can they communicate their ideas without speaking?


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