This activity utilizes the Socratic Seminar format and can help students take an in-depth look at a specific current event to better their understanding of the various points of view on the issue and the historical background that has led the US to its current stance on the topic.
• US Foreign Policy *Role in the World*: Military Drone Policy, War on Terror, & ISIS/SYRIA
• US Domestic Policy *Big Government vs. Small Government*: Health Care Reform/ACA
• US Domestic Policy *Struggle for a voice*: Criminal Justice/New Jim Crow & Lean in/Women in the Work Place
• US Domestic Policy *Role of the Federal Government*: Gun Control & The War on Drugs
File Includes: Teacher Instructions
Socratic Seminar Overview
Source Analysis Graphic Organizers
Recommended Current Event Sources
Historical Brainstorm Notes Sheet
Seminar Note Taking Guide
Seminar Participant Guidelines
*All items are editable for your own purposes
Materials Needed: Computers or computer lab access for research
Chairs to make a circle in the center of the classroom.