Deliberation Materials: Hate Speech

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Should hate speech be banned in our democracy? This activity includes a deliberation reading and glossary, as well as accompanying handouts to give students additional information on the topic and to guide them through the deliberation process from planning to reflection.  

Deliberation teaches people how to discuss controversial issues by carefully considering multiple perspectives and searching for consensus. In preparation for deliberations, all participants read common, balanced background information on the issue. During the discourse, they offer arguments for each position on a contested public issue, first drawing from the text and then bringing in their own experiences. 

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  • 5
    Your deliberation materials are all very good and thorough

    Posted by Keenan Goldsby on Nov 24th 2019

    I just love all of the free materials, lessons, etc. you have on your website. Thank you for all of your support!

  • 5
    Deliberation: hate Speech

    Posted by Caroline Hooper on Sep 11th 2019

    Excellent strategy and hate speech is a timely topic.