Facing the Future at Mount Rainier: A Simulated Public Meeting
Flood damage to the Carbon River Road at Mount Rainier National Park.
Analyzing a situation and making a reasoned decision by using document-based evidence is a keystone of critical thinking and helping students learn how to make and support their positions and decision. In this lesson, students have an opportunity to analyze documents and maps to help them participate successfully in a simulated public meeting based on a Document Based Question (DBQ).
6 - 12
Students will be able to:
Analyze primary and secondary documents
Take a position on a multifaceted, controversial problem
Develop a well-reasoned position with document-based support