- Label the four corners of the classroom 1,2,3, and 4.
- The facilitator/teacher can then present a statement such as: Gerrymandering and redistricting is just about statistics and lines on a map. It isn’t very relevant to the issues in my life.
- Students then can choose to move to the number that represents their thoughts on this statement. 1- Strongly agree, 2 - Agree, 3 - Disagree, 4 -Strongly disagree.
- Once students have moved to the number that corresponds with their opinion, they should discuss why they chose that corner and create three reasons or arguments to support their position. They can reference their homework and share ideas or thoughts they heard from the people they talked to.
- After 3 minutes, representatives from each group will share out for 1 minute.
- After a round of sharing, students can move to a new corner if their opinion has changed.
- Again, the students can discuss their ideas for 2 more minutes and then share out one more time with the class.
This is an activity everyone can participate in and it links directly to the Flashes of Insight activity they will do later in the class.