During the past two months 12th Graders in my Government classes have become Modern Day de Tocquevilles. After having spent the first quarter of the course inquiring about democracy we used Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America as a model for students to research and present detailed observations and analysis about the state of democracy in the United States today. This project has allowed students to deeply research topics of interest as they learn about modern day issues relating to US government and society.
Students have each written three chapters. Each chapter includes text and a multimedia component. This is the doc that I used to share potential topic ideas and some sources for research.
Stay tuned for the link to some amazing examples of student work! (Coming next week…)