Roundtable Discussion Information

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    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:

    1. Ask & Answer questions                        d. Invite others into the discussion                       
    2. Build off of other participants’ ideas       e. Keep a topic alive by asking probing questions
    3. 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?