- Here is the digital copy of the student debt notebook.
Feel free to use this and if needed, modify the format to fit your needs as long as you're getting the same content I'm asking of you!
Framing to Student Debt Issue Study:
Today we're beginning our final issue study on student debt and college loans. As with the last two issue studies, the goal is for you all to develop a solid foundation of the problems, party perspectives, and potential legislative solutions.
Opening Brainstorm (page 2 of the notebook)
Check out the political cartoon and answer the questions on page 2!
Senator Position Research (page 3)- 10 minutes
Go to your Senator’s Official Website, do some digging, and find their positions. Include relevant quotes, legislation, or policies they’ve supported. Can’t find anything? Check these out: Democrats and Republicans. (google: democrat position education or republican position education and it’s the first link)
PBS Video: “Student Loans: More Debt, More Defaults, More Problems” (page 3)
As you watch this video, jot down notes on what the PROBLEM is and who is RESPONSIBLE for the problem. Also, take note of anything else that stands out to you.
Chart Analysis Parts 1 and 2
Complete chart analysis in issue notebook.
Part 1: The Student Loan Debt Crisis in 9 Charts
Part 2: These 9 Charts Show America’s Coming Student Loan Apocalypse
Get into a small group, follow the discussion prompts in your issue notebook.
Homework: Be sure to complete THROUGH page 5 in your notebook
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Humanities teacher at Animas High School