I have an Ed.D concentrating in curriculum and instruction. I serve on the Educators Network for iCivics and as a Teacher Advisor for Harvard University's Declaration Project. I was a state Finalist for Teacher of the Year in 2016 and won the PA History Teacher of the Year in 2016. I serve as a cooperating teacher for Clarion University student teachers and a mentor for preservice teachers through the National State Teachers of the Year - PA. I have been married for 20 years and have 5 wonderful children.
I think that would work with upper grades. I am doing this with 8th grade and they have trouble just figuring out which facts and opinions support their issue. We are going to do peer reviews of the end product.