Educator in Britain uses grouping, empathy to teach about conflicts involving Northern Ireland

05/23/2013 | Guardian (London), The

High-school students were able to develop empathy for others during lessons about conflicts involving Northern Ireland and Great Britain, social-studies teacher James Cannon writes in this blog post. For the lesson, Cannon separated his students into four groups in the classroom, with students donning soccer bibs representing their religion. "Students were engaged, focused, and well in the mindset of their Irish counterparts. Learning was in the air," writes Cannon, a teacher in Worcestershire, England.

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