Pros or Cons: That is the Question

Gold level

Published on 9/17/2012

Learning objectives

  • Involving learners in the decision making regarding current controversial issues in Lebanon by taking a stand and debating it logically
  • Writing argumentative essays avoiding logical fallacies
  • Using legacy tools and locking/protecting a document as well as reinforcing their knowledge in math (statistics), translation, and ICT
Created for

Ages 14 - 18

Subject

Language arts and literacy

Mathematics (All)

Technology/ICT

Twenty-first century skills

World Languages

21st Century Skills

Collaboration

Communication

Knowledge building & critical thinking

Global awareness & civic literacy

ICT for learning

Problem solving & innovation (creativity)

Featured tools

Bing™ Translator

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft OneD...
Microsoft Powe...
Microsoft Word
Windows 7
Windows Movie ...

YouTube

Facebook

Google

Windows Intern...

Interactive Wh...

Required hardware

PC

Electronic white board

Instructional approach

Project based learning (PBL)

Other

Learning activity details

"Pros or Cons: That is the Question" involves learners in their community by having them take a stand, with or against, regarding controversial issues and debate/defend it logically. Learners collaboratively explore many current controversial issues and increase their knowledge about the controversy that each raises vis net. Then, they investigate the stand of their community via surveys, learn and practice the art of argumentation and how to avoid logical fallacies following inductive and deductive methods, and finally address their community confidently in various ways. It integrates the four skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing with ICT.

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