Teacher uses March Madness brackets to debate works of literature

04/6/2014 | Edutopia.org

Advanced Placement literature teacher Brian Sztabnik taps into the excitement of March Madness to lead students in an activity in which they debate the merits of works of literature. In this blog post, Sztabnik shares how the brackets help students review books they've read throughout the year and also suggests the model be used in other courses, such as social studies. "Through it all, March Madness is a window through which you can see what your students learned, what they valued and what they are willing to argue," he writes.

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