Where Do You Stand? Protest

Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Date Posted: 4/16/2018

Where Do You Stand? asks students to formulate opinions on fundamental American rights while listening to and learning from the ideas and experiences of their peers.

The learning begins with the guiding question: What would you do to support what you believe in? Through an interactive and movement-based activity, students investigate this question and examine how in many instances there are no black-or-white answers. Where Do You Stand? challenges students to critically think about the nuances and complexities of issues and learn from the experiences and reasoning of their peers as they form their own opinions in response to a series of prompts about protest. 

Since the founding of the American republic, when the power of the nation was entrusted not in a monarchy but in its citizens, each generation has questioned and considered how to form “a more perfect union.” The American Experiments suite of educational games builds off of this question by challenging students to think about their roles and responsibilities within their democracy.