Flag Desecration Amendment Deliberation (Elementary School)

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This elementary-school-level deliberation activity asks the following question: Should the U.S. government pass a flag desecration amendment?

It includes a includes a deliberation reading and glossary.

Note: This is an elementary school-level resource (reading level grade 5.0-7.5). A high school-level resource is also available.

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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