TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

Activity 6A: Corpulosity: Let’s Talk! (Hosting a Socratic Conversation about Obesity)

An excellent way to help students clarify their opinions and to gain insight into the ideas and/or opinions of others is to host a Socratic-style conversation. The issue of diabetes in our modern society offers many interesting topics for such discussion. Use the suggested references for the basis of your discussion or others you might have at your disposal and Let’s Talk! 
Objectives: 
  • Discuss topics presented in the articles
  • Participate in a Socratic Conversation
  • Support and/or question ideas and opinions presented by other participants
  • Synthesize ideas presented into deeper understanding of obesity topics
  • Provide evidence for ideas/opinions expressed during discussion

 

Keywords: 

Obesity, Socratic Conversation, idea, opinion, discussion

 

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Activity Code: 
6A
Unit Reference: 
Corpulosity: A Study of Obesity
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 6: Corpulosity: Let’s Talk! (Hosting a Socratic Conversation about Obesity)