This is a fantastically simple to do but high level thinking activity in which all the work is on the students' shoulders.
My kids love this because you can incorporate debating, basic research, arguments, and consensus building. I used it during an evaluation once and received high marks because of this idea I picked up at a conference.
- Ten, Cold War, true false questions worded so they are either true, false, or debatable. Students are forced to choose either true or false and justify their answer. This is done individually. They then come together in groups to compare answers and they must come to a consensus by crossing out words within each statement or adding a word. Groups can be brought together as a class to form a class consensus with the teacher leading the discussion and crossing out items.
No key required or applicable because the consensus will be different depending on the students.
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