GRADES: Middle School (6-8)
LENGTH: One week of 50-minute periods
AUTHOR: Jacob Torsiello (Randolph Middle School, NJ)
Students spend a week preparing for a Socratic Seminar that forces them to interact with their peers on a controversial political topic in the United States. Students are asked to step outside of their comfort zones, and analyze opposing perspectives to gain a deeper sense of truth and variance in regards to the Colin Kaepernick protests during the 2016-2017 NFL season. Students relate this to the content curriculum standards of the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment and infuse the UDHR to supplement the content.