Roundtable Discussion Information
**To Submit Questions:
password: TIGERS2019 (all caps)
Information for Roundtable Discussions # 1 & # 2
Assessment Grade for the 2nd Quarter: (~5 points each)
**See Requirements below.
___1. Development and Submission of Questions of 3 Questions for Roundtable Discussion (~60% of grade)
**You may have no more than ONE Close-Ended Question (see below).
___2. Participation in Roundtable Discussion (~35% of grade)
**In the event of an absence, students will complete an alternative assignment upon approval of the teacher.
___3. Completion of a Self-Assessment (~5% of grade)
Roundtable Discussion Guide
The Discussion: Overall, the questions that you prepare and submit will guide the discussion. Remember to review the essential questions for assistance on where to direct your questions.
Goals: During the Roundtable Discussion, your goals are:
- Ask & Answer questions d. Invite others into the discussion
- Build off of other participants’ ideas e. Keep a topic alive by asking probing questions
- Challenge others’ ideas f. Present and analyze evidence
Types of Questions:
? Close-Ended Question: A question that will help everyone come to agreement about the events or concepts. This question usually has a correct answer.
Ex.: What are the 3 locations that Ehrenreich worked in the book?
? Open-Ended Question: An insightful question that requires proof, insights, and group discussion to discover or explore the answer.
Ex.: How do nature and nurture affect human behavior and mental processes?
? Historical Analysis Question: A question that evaluates the decisions and actions of people in the past.
Ex.: Do you think it was ethical for the government to assist the citizens during the Great Depression?
? Sociologicial Question: A question that connects the topic to the way people interact and act today.
Ex.: Do you think that future generations will even debate the social and cultural topics that divide us today (for example: LGBT rights, abortion, physician assisted suicide, stem cell research)?
? Universal Theme/Core Question: A question that deals with the themes of the topic that will encourage group discussion about its universality?
Ex.: How do you think that we should respond to cultures which deny what we believe are human rights, regardless of cultural differences?