Project 1 is a series of short responses/discussions that foster critical thinking and effective research. It is designed to allow students to explore topics that impact their lives and the different perspectives within this issue. Using short written responses and other activities, students will practice research techniques and focus on areas of interest within broader topics. At the end of this project, students will select a sub-topic that they will explore throughout the rest of the projects.
Project Assignment Components
Students will compare public and academic perspectives, then write short in-class assignments and participate in small group discussions. Students will create multiple, related, short response pieces while utilizing research techniques to understand public and academic sources. This research will provide background on different stakeholders’ history, actions, and viewpoints.