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This lesson was adapted by Karen Barry from Teaching Tolerance.
This activity is designed to allow students to communicate and express their opinions on various topics in a respectful and non-threatening way and to respectfully listen to and connect with other students in a socially productive way. Standard advisories are mixed up so students and teachers are outside their social boundaries this day. For instance, 2 advisories, with 2 different teachers who normally occupy one classroom, would split in half for this lesson. An advisory, perhaps across the hall would also split, so two different advisories would be together for this lesson.
This lesson plan, four corners signs (strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree), tape to post the signs in four locations
Broccoli is the worst vegetable.
Chocolate ice cream is better than vanilla.
The school should allow us to chew gum in school.
Homework should be eliminated.
People on sports teams shouldn’t have to take PE.
A fruit bar should be offered in the cafeteria.
Health care is the most important national issue.
Extraterrestrial beings exist.
Summer reading should be eliminated.
School uniforms would benefit student learning.