Teaching About Controversial Issues: A Resource Guide

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From: The Choices Program

“This resource guide aims to provide teachers with resources and pedagogical tools so they can feel more prepared to address controversial issues in the classroom. It begins with why it is important to teach about controversial issues and then provides tools and resources for creating guidelines for discussions, facilitating discussions, teaching about controversial issues, and garnering support from administrators and parents.”

Structure teaching and learning in ways that help students gain critical thinking and civil discourse skills: https://www.choices.edu/teaching-news-lesson/teaching-about-controversial-issues-a-resource-guide/


The Choices Program is a national education initiative developed at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies.