Grab your students' attention by telling them that your district's Board of Education voted, and starting next school year, students will be required to wear school uniforms! (Modify Slide 1 to include your school's website or information.) This activity will require students to read an article on school uniforms, and decide whether or not students should be required to wear uniforms to school. Once they have made their decision, they will be asked to participate in a "Take the Stand" activity.
After they are up and moving as they share their arguments, students will be asked to reflect on the evidence shared by peers and write an argument supporting or opposing the school uniform mandate.
The article, the "Take a Stand" directions, and space for students to write are included in the Zip file.