We believe two things:
1. Student Voices Matter
2. Student engagement and critical thinking increase when students are excited about what they're learning
A hot topic of debate is the December 14th vote by the FCC regarding Net Neutrality. This is an issue that affects everyone- including the students in our classroom.
Net Neutrality: A Public Policy Debate is a FREE resource provided by thinkLaw.
The lesson begins by introducing the concept of net neutrality to students in an approachable manner. Students then analyze three arguments (and counter-arguments) from both sides of the issue. Once students have reached a position, they will end the lesson by writing a letter to the FCC expressing their views.
This thinkLaw lesson gives students the real-world opportunity to participate in a public policy debate that affects us all. Use the excitement and high-interest of this real-world event as a teachable moment for your class in argument analysis and persuasive writing.
Net Neutrality: A Public Policy debate includes a 21 pages PDF document containing student worksheets and 3 pages of probing questions to accompany the 21 slide PowerPoint Presentation.
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