Watch your students gain confidence through student-led discussions! This two-week complete discussion unit includes everything you need to teach communication skills and implement student-led Socratic seminars! Students learn to think metacognitively about their communication skills, set communication goals, hold multiple student-led Socratic seminars, set goals for growth, and reflect upon their learning.
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This complete unit plan teaches students the keys to communication with the acronym PHOGA and reinforces learning with a TED Talk on communication. Students hold one teacher-led discussion & four student-led Socratic Seminars. Students learn how to ask higher-level questions and how to evaluate their own communication skills.
Student-Led Socratic Seminar Topics Include:
• Thought-provoking quotes from Machiavelli’s The Prince
• Odysseus’s refusal of Kalypso’s offer of immortality
• Chimamanda Adichie’s TED Talk on stereotypes
• The Pledge of Allegiance and its history
As a bonus, text and questions from Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography and Aesop’s Fable The Dog and the Wolf are included for teachers who want to switch out a text or extend the unit.
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