Sep
20

Balance, not Bias: Maintaining Civil Discourse in Election 2016

Created by nicole.desiato Employee on Sep 7, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Must register via webinar: https://bfwpub.webex.com/bfwpub/k2/j.php?MTID=t7e99df7c6023147eb2646b8ff6314a3b

Starts at 5:00 PM · Ends at 6:00 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

  • nicole.desiato
  • wenders
  • jmusgrave
  • wolfeda
  • kberry

Please note: you must register in advanced for this online event here. RSVP yes to this event on the Compass for updates, documents, and more!

 

This 60-minute webinar will focus on approaches to establish and maintain civil discourse in your classroom during a volatile and divisive election season. Renee Shea and Megan Pankiewicz coauthors of The Language of Composition 3e, will offer specific strategies to use in the AP Language classroom during the final weeks leading up to the presidential election. Along with the webinar PowerPoint participants will receive a classroom-ready instructional approach (e.g., graphic rganizer, analytical framework) for each of these strategies, developed to use individually or together:

  • Don’t take sides: objectively analyze the rhetoric of a candidate without indicating support or opposition to him/her
  • Roleplay: assume the persona of a pundit/analyst reporting on one of the presidential debates.  Explore social media: consider how social media fuels controversy and accusatory rhetoric
  • Shift the focus from the candidates to their surrogates: comparison/contrast of the convention speeches by Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton
  • Evaluate approaches to advertising: examine the impact of ads that are anti-opponent vs. pro-candidate
  • Laugh a little: consider humorous, often satiric, commentaries (one print, one video)
  • Take a longer view: Consider election 2016 in larger, more philosophical terms than the candidates themselves with two recent articles

 

Participate in the discussion board on using the election in your AP* Language classroom here.

 

Please note: you must register in advanced for this online event here. RSVP yes to this event on the Compass for updates, documents, and more!

Must register via webinar: https://bfwpub.webex.com/bfwpub/k2/j.php?MTID=t7e99df7c6023147eb2646b8ff6314a3b