N.M. 6th-graders learn civics by studying district's reorganization plan

04/3/2014 | Mountain View Telegraph (Moriarty, N.M.)

Sixth-graders at a New Mexico school have spent recent weeks studying their school district's reorganization plans as part of their civics unit. Students were divided into several groups and are using media coverage to develop arguments for and against the plan, which includes closing two schools and shifting sixth grade from elementary to middle school. "This isn't just about the emotions involved, but hopefully teaching the students to think critically and look at all sides of a debate," teacher Geneva Jorgenson said.

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Mountain View Telegraph (Moriarty, N.M.)

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