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Teaching About Controversial Topics Led by Dr. Diana Hess

Posted By llad On September 22, 2020 @ 12:26 am In | Comments Disabled

This hour-long virtual professional development session (recorded) for social studies educators addresses the following questions  - and more:

  • What is the relationship between controversial topics, problems, and issues?
  • What are controversial political issues?
  • What is the difference between an open and a settled issue, and an empirical and a policy issue?
  • Why should we include controversial political issues in the school curriculum?
  • What are key best practices about teaching young people to engage in discussions or deliberations of controversial political issues?

Presenter - Dr. Diana Hess, Dean of Education at the University of Wisconsin, co- author of The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education [1] and author of Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion [2]

Host - Joe Schmidt, Social Studies Specialist at the Maine Department of Education

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[1] The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PK5JU4C/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

[2] Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0025CTH2I/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1

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