But That’s not Fair! Using Debate to Dialogue About Social Justice Issues in the Middle School Science Classroom

Amreen Karmali
City Middle School
Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am -- Rm. E-254

Middle Schoolers love to argue … about everything! This session will focus on harnessing the youth’s passion for justice into evidence-based debates about scientifically-related social justice concepts such as Environmental Racism, Sustainable Energy, GMO’s and Fracking. Teaching science with a social justice lens can be challenging. We will engage in multiple forms of debate, have fun arguing and come away with curriculum and pedagogical tools to integrate social justice into the science classroom.