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Socratic Seminar on The Prince by Machiavelli for Print and Google Classroom

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  1. Use this bundle to guide students in a Socratic Seminar for any text! TEN thought provoking and engaging Socratic Seminars that are easy to implement are included in this resource. Space them throughout the school year or incorporate them into a Socratic Seminar Unit. Includes Fishbowl-Style Socrati
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Students are engaged and implementation is easy with this win-win student-led fishbowl-style Socratic seminar covering 10 key quotes from The Prince. In the text, Machiavelli supposes that leaders are justified in seeking glory and survival and have the right to use immoral means to achieve those ends. Discussions are lively as students compare 16th century ideas with present day leadership. Includes a link to Google Drive.

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Created by Jacque Decker of Love and Let Lit

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.


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