Discussion Challenges are lessons I created on year when my principal was pressing for student based discussion within lessons. These lessons are all in PowerPoint format and are meant for students who are working in small discussion groups. I usually start each unit with a discussion challenge, so I have quite a few for you to choose from.
I project each discussion question on the board and allow students 3-5 minutes to discuss. Some questions require them to find an article, photo, or quote to aide in their discussion.