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Lesson Plan

Talking Turkey 2017: Taking the 'Dis out of Civil Discourse

Levels: College/Adult, Elementary School, High School, Home School, Middle School

Unit: A Call to Action, Civic Education Skills, Political Beliefs and Behaviors, The Political Process, Talking Turkey: Dinner Table Discussions

Many elder statesmen have commented on the fact that the collegiality they shared in the past with members of different political ideologies has disappeared in this modern era of polarization. The ability to discuss issues from varying points of view, debate their merits, and compromise on solutions is quickly disappearing from our political process.This series of downloadable topic papers is an attempt to start reviving the skills of civil discourse by encouraging teachers, parents, and students to sit down together and really examine the important issues of our day.

Description File Type Language
Intro: Talking Turkey 2017 MS Word 2007+
Intro: Talking Turkey 2017 PDF PDF
Classroom Contract 2017 MS Word
Classroom Contract 2017 PDF PDF
Talking Turkey PPT MS PowerPoint 2007+