The Lunchtime Open Forum

  • Decide on the question to be discussed at the forum, with the students being encourage to select a question that relates to something of importance taught in the AP-Gov course and, if at all possible, with the question (and the related pros and cons) to be found on the procon.org website.
  • Find a student willing to host the forum.
  • Find at least one student willing to give an ED-Talk at the forum (with an ED-Talk designed to give important background information in the form of a very professional, no-more-than-ninety-second slideshow presentation.
  • Find at least one student willing to write a 750–1000 word blog post documenting the differing perspectives presented at the forum
  • Find at least one student willing to create a no more than 3:00 video documenting the differing perspectives presented at the forum
  • FInd at least one student willing to take pics at the forum
  • Find at least one member of the public willing to share his/her perspective on the question presented
  • Find at least one student (and/or their parents) willing to bring snacks, sandwiches, etc to the forum
  • Invite teachers, admins, and staff to the forum
Presented at the Outset
The student host
A student ED-Talk speaker
Various students in attendance
A US History teacher commenting
Chili, sandwiches, and other assorted snacks, courtesy of some of the parents
Various teachers in attendance
The dessert

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High school APUSH teacher with much in-class and online teaching experience. Also a blogger, keynote speaker, editor, podcast host, and conference presenter.

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High school APUSH teacher with much in-class and online teaching experience. Also a blogger, keynote speaker, editor, podcast host, and conference presenter.

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