By Rachel A. Poliner and Jeffrey Benson
Through ten skill-focused chapters, this unique curriculum paints a portrait of nonadversarial dialogue through the story of Centerville, a fictional town caught in a controversy over whether or not to mandate school uniforms. Teachers learn techniques and structures for helping students build skills such as listening, managing anger, communicating, researching issues, uncovering bias, understanding and appreciating different perspectives, and creating solutions. Especially suited for social studies or English teachers, as well as student-government and debate-team advisors.
Grades 7-12 | 142 pages | ESR | ISBN 0942349121