"Do citizens have a moral obligation to overthrow an unjust government?"
- Randomly divide class into pro and con teams
- Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock determines which team goes first
- 10 minutes prep time
- Decide on the number of arguments
- Decide on the number of representatives
- Example: 5 arguments requires 5 representatives to speak
- One team presents their arguments, followed by a moderated question period
- Second team presents their arguments, followed by a moderated question period
- Both teams offer rebuttal arguments
- Both teams offer closing statements
- 10 minute debrief time; use this PollEverywhere
- How do you feel?
- What happened?
- What did you learn?
- How did this relate to the real world?
- What if?
- What's next?
- The Economist. (2014, February 1). Ukraine’s protests: Praying for peace. The Economist. Retrieved from http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21595512-government-resigns-opposition-protesters-remain-defiantly-streets-praying
- Egypt: UN human rights office voices concern at growing clampdown, attacks on media. (2014, January 31). UN News Center. Retrieved from http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47050&Cr=Egypt&Cr1=#.UuvSd3mCuG8
- Thai protesters blockade ballot papers as election looms. (2014, January 31). BBC News. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25974826