To begin the year's interdisciplinary study of American history and English, students used design thinking to examine Barack Obama's eulogy in Charleston, focusing on rhetorical techniques and literary themes.
How does this idea help to spark student curiosity?
Gets them to make connections across history, English, and other disciplines. Encourages them to consider serious social issues, including race, religion, and violence. Puts students at center of design thinking process by asking them to anticipate the challenges Obama had in responding to the Charleston shooting.
What grade level is this idea most appropriate for?