Great or Terrible Leaders: You Decide! – Grades 6 – 8 – Fall 2021 – 10 Weeks
Monday, October 4 2021 @ 1:00PM – Monday, December 12 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT
Instructor Email:[email protected]
Grade/Level:6 – 8
Day of Week:Monday
Class Times:1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)
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What makes a good or bad leader?
By studying global historical leaders throughout time, this class aims to engage students to think about what leadership means and what traits or characteristics are needed to truly be a great leader.
This course will be a mix of geography, economics, law and government, culture and history. We will be looking at all of these areas through the focused lens of leadership, with issues of social justice being discussed throughout.
The teacher gives no opinion but will provide many open ended questions for the students themselves to think in deeper terms about leadership and civics. The structure of the course will include some lecture, quite a lot of debate and discussion as well as group and individual activities designed to encourage a deeper understanding of the material. Most importantly, this course will require students to use critical thinking skills to develop their own thoughts and analysis of the material and to begin to feel confident in holding opinions that may differ from others in the class, understanding that each viewpoint is valid, but also understanding the importance of being able to back up their viewpoint with relevant information.
The objective of this class is not only to learn about leadership and government, social justice, law, and various other civics oriented concepts, but it is also to have students critically examine these concepts and analyze what they themselves think about the information and the topic.
Weekly homework will include 20 to 30 minutes of reading per week, a short essay which will be due at the halfway point of the course, plus steady effort and work through the 10-week period to complete a project presentation.
NOTE: Registration deadline is September 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
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