After examining and evaluating multiple perspectives on the purpose of education, students will apply Q.U.E.S.T. framework with a group to write an annotated bibliography, literature review, and present an argument in a FORMAL DEBATE.
What is the purpose of education?
Unit Terms: Argument, Purpose, Evidence, Tone, Reliability, Credibility, Bias, Context, Line of Reasoning, Analysis, Commentary, Counterargument, Call to Action
Objective 1: Views of Education
a. Poll Everywhere: What do you think is the purpose of Education?
b. Quote Analysis
c. Education Peer-Interviews (Lines of Communication)
III. Post-Reading Product: Analytical Summary
Objective 2: Identify Arguments of Education
A. “Allegory of the Cave” by Plato (Philosophy)
A. “Dropping out of College” by Rainford Stauffer (newspaper editorial)
B. “Encouraging Learning” by Hsun Tzu (Philosophy)
C. “Education for Profit, Education for Democracy” Martha Nussbaum
D. “Dropping out of College and Paying the Price” by Eduardo Porter
a. Speaking & Listening: Purpose of Education Socratic Seminar
b. Writing: Analytical Summaries
Objective 3: Perspectives on Educational Inequality
A. Poll Everywhere: Should Education be Equal?
B. “Read Between the Lines” by David Botello Quick Analysis
B. “Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes
C. “Shakespeare’s Sister” by Virginia Woolf in Reading the World Ideas that Matter, pp. 46-51
E. from Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Friere
F. from Mendez v. Westminster Garden Grove Unified School District briefs
A. Group Research: Find Video, Interview, Newspaper Article, Journal Article
C. Write Argument & Reflection