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Argument-Centered Education in Action
It's difficult to narrow the valuable aspects of Argument-Centered Education down. I found their entire project to be awesome. Argumentation activities are very valuable to teach students how to pick a position, defend it with textual evidence, and cite sources while keeping them engaged. Their analytic argument comparisons I found to be a very effective tool in teaching students how to develop better paragraphs and improve their overall writing.
I was amazed by the impact of having to debate about the issues had on my students. Not only did they start to think critically and communicate more clearly in the debates, but I saw these skills start to carry over into how my students conducted themselves in their other work in my class.
If you are stuck planning a lesson or unit that incorporates rigorous topics that align with State Standards, Common Core and AP/IB look no further than Argument-Centered Education.