IB Education

Transforming Traditional Education

Instead of memorizing a set of mundane facts, students could work corporately to identify several prominent political issues in their area, e.g., the overturning of Roe v. Wade, civilian gun rights, inflation, increased infant mortality rates, etc. They would research their chosen topic with their small groups and present back to class. Afterwards, they would create a series of objective questions underneath each topic, create a survey, make predictions about how their community would vote, and then take a field to different areas in their community for surveying. They would then analyze the results, compare it against their predictions, and present their findings in a conclusive project to be assessed by their teacher/facilitator. (Middleton, 2023)