How can I analyze different viewpoints?

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?

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