The Voices & Choices Student Summit is a one day event bringing together 7th and 8th grade students as they celebrate their work in becoming active, responsible citizens. Through the Common Core aligned Voices & Choices units, students learn about American social movements, emerging civil rights struggles, and contemporary constitutional issues. During the Student Summit, students present their point of view on issues such as gun control, LGBT rights, racial profiling and women’s rights, demonstrating mastery of college and career ready skills learned throughout the unit. Students have the opportunity to present before a panel of experts as well as their peers, and winners are chosen based on their ability to deliver dynamic, persuasive and factually accurate presentations promoting social change.
It is recommended that students participate in a full unit of instruction from the Teaching Matters’ Voices & Choices program (approximately 6 weeks of instruction) prior to attending this event.
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