Conflict at Little Rock
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- Have students write a letter to the editor of an Arkansas newspaper.
The student should assume the role of a person who might have been in
Little Rock during the desegregation crisis.
- Do a role-play of a press conference with some participants in the
events at Little Rock. Have a panel of journalists ask questions of
some of the partcipants in the conflict. Some possible choices could
be the Little Rock Nine, the white students at Central High School,
school board members, the principal of the high school, soldiers in
the National Guard, Governor Faubus and President Eisenhower, the NAACP,
and the parents and community.
- Discuss approaches for writing questions that may differ from the
approach used in this lesson.
- Discuss lesson plan strategies for writing web-based questions using
Bloom's levels of cognitive thinking. Bloom's educational taxonomies
are a familiar strategy on which to classify questioning strategies.
Proceeding from the knowledge questions to evaluation questions should
produce an inductive strategy. Reversing the order should facilitate
deducting thinking. (Hunkins, 1987)
- Construct new questions that address different cognitive thinking
Center for Technology
and Teacher Education,
University of Virginia, This module was created by John
K. Lee University of Virginia