Day 3 - The Opinions of Historical Figures
Students met in groups based on the reading they had done
the night before They were to discuss the reading and answer
the following two questions:
- What did your person think was a problem (or problems)
- What did your person think was the solution to this
Pick one quotation from the piece your group read that
would help your classmates know what your person is concerned
For the AP class and their more difficult sources, a sheet
of 5 to 7 questions to answer might be helpful to give more
focus to their group discussions.
Then they were to choose one group member to be your person
in a panel discussion tomorrow.
I am not sure how to fix the waste of time that occurs
between this discussion and the Meet the Press activity
the next day. This discussion and the Meet the Press
require too much concentration to do in one day. However,
doing them on two separate days involves allowing the students
to re-group and get back in the mood of their historical
person before doing Meet the Press.