Room360’s First Structured Academic Controversy

Today we completed our first Structured Academic Controversy (SAC). Students read two articles about lunch policies in which some districts are requiring all children to eat meals prepared by the schools. Some students had to support the claim that children should be able to bring their own lunches while others had to argue the opposite.

This was an opportunity for students to learn to how to appropriately argue and consider perspective taking. In this case, students did not initially know which side they would take and had to prepare for both stances.

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