Finding a voice to communicate
Speaking Up, Speaking Out is a unit that provides BC teachers with suggestions for working with students to explore the concept of voice. Students find and share their unique voices to communicate issues, from personal experiences or the experiences of others.
The unit consists of a number of lessons, activities, and assessment suggestions to help students find their voice. Student handouts, assessment tools, collaborative planning tools, and cross-curricular considerations are also included in the unit.
Students write responses on posted questions about voice or on other students’ comments.
Students use mind-mapping software to help organize their research.
Students use sticky notes as “tickets out” at the end of independent research sessions to self-assess their mastery of the research process.
Videos of students’ final Speaking Up, Speaking Out projects.