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Teachable Moment -
A good citizen questions, informs himself or herself, thinks issues through, reaches conclusions, and participates in public life. A good teacher helps students to understand that controversy is the lifeblood of democracy, to learn how to inquire into past and current controversial issues that are meaningful to them, and to participate in public life.

Some operating principles for teaching controversial issues in secondary schools:

1. Examine yourself… 2. Create a safe environment… 3. Find out what students know and think about an issue before beginning an inquiry… 4. Examine questions… 5. Have students experience multiple perspectives and the complexity of public issues… 6. Promote dialogue… 7. Be responsive to students' feelings and values… 8. Encourage both independent and collaborative work… 9. Provide opportunities for students to act on their conclusions…"

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deschooling  unschooling  history  socialstudies  controversial  controversy  literacy  democracy  lcproject  tcsnmy  pedagogy  education  learning  teaching  alanshapiro 
january 2012 by robertogreco
Inconvenient Truths: Get Ready to Rethink What It Means to Be Green
"Winning the war on global warming requires slaughtering some of environmentalism's sacred cows. We can afford to ignore neither the carbon-free electricity supplied by nuclear energy nor the transformational potential of genetic engineering. We need to t
environment  green  science  climate  globalwarming  climatechange  controversial  conservation  energy  transportation  sustainability  wired  worldchanging  cities  policy  future  carbon  earth  technology  development  nuclear  urban  urbanism  footprint  organic 
june 2008 by robertogreco
deputydog | the world’s most controversial boardgames
"all of the board games below have been / are still available to buy and each one has caused some degree of controversy, the reasons for which will quickly become apparent. some of them are pretty horrible and their inclusion in this list does not in any
games  play  controversy  culture  society  war  welfare  racism  controversial  humor 
january 2008 by robertogreco

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