Socratic seminars are named for their embodiment of Socrates’ belief in the power of asking questions, prize inquiry over information and discussion over debate. Socratic seminars acknowledge the highly social nature of learning.
Can be used for anything, works great for controversial topics like,
"To what extent was in necessary for the United States to drop the atomic bomb on Japan?"
Use this template with your lessons. Provide the background information and fill in the blanks for the template and you have a great Student Centered, cooperative learning activity. Kids will love to do this and they will benefit greatly from this style of learning.
Using this activity with The Atomic Bomb