Participating in a Public Hearing on Cardinal City’s Skate Park Controversy: “Will it be a Radical Ride or a Bogus Bust?”

Class members stage a mock public hearing on the question of whether or not Cardinal City should build a skate park. This carefully crafted resource includes complete directions, role cards for council members, proponents, opponents, and press representatives. A great civics instructional activity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the activity to introduce class members to the debate format
Classroom Considerations
  • Expectations for behavior are included in the packet
Pros
  • The exercise is carefully scaffolded and provides roles for all class members
  • The topic is sure to engage class members
Cons
  • None
Common Core