Can you determine which person in an organized argument has better evidence? Can you break down each person’s argument? Can you synthesize where different people agree and disagree?
This is a really important life skill, and we practiced it in class today.
In the 100 years after the Emancipation Proclimation, The United States operated with a group of laws called Jim Crow Laws. By the 1950s, a few key African American leaders had stepped up with possible solutions to our nation’s problem. In groups, we analyzed:
A bit of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream”
A bit of Malcom X’s “Black Revolution”
A bit of Stokely Carmichael’s “Black Power”
Students got into groups “in character” and tried to determine who had the strongest argument. How will we fix this problem?