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Sep 15, 2022 2022-09-15

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Practices for Integrating Argumentative Writing into History and Literature Classes

Educators for Social Change (4SC) equips teachers with resources to develop their students’ capacity to become effective civic leaders who write persuasively, speak passionately, and participate actively in the creation and dissemination of ideas. Education 4SC’s resources include guides for incorporating topical issues—such as race, gender identity, and police brutality—into lessons. The organization also shares compilations on current debates in classroom practices (for example, safe spaces, trigger warnings, and detention).

In addition, Academy 4SC offers videos on various civics concepts from across the disciplines, from psychology and philosophy to economics and history. Plus, classroom projects help teachers integrate argumentative writing and critical thinking into various subjects. For example, Historians 4SC invites students to write articles as they imagine themselves in formative historical moments, and Readers 4SC encourages students to write articles as they imagine themselves in famous works of literature. Leaders 4SC presents simulations for various problem-solving and leadership challenges for role-playing. Students may even have their writing published on Education 4SC’s website. They will also have a chance to win a pizza party for the whole class.

Civic Literacy Social Studies Problem-based Learning Project-based Learning Reading/English/Language Arts Professional Development

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