University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lesson 8: When should the school day begin?

This lesson is part of the unit:

Lesson Description:

During this lesson, students debate the most appropriate starting time of the school day using the relevant information learned throughout the unit as their evidence for claims they make. Students work in groups to create an argument for what they believe to be the best starting time for the school day, share their argument with the class in the form of a discussion/debate, and prepare a presentation to share their recommendation for school day starting time with a school administrator. Groups will be required to pull from knowledge they acquired from throughout the unit, including sleepiness scale data and experimental results, as well as information gathered from popular media and scientific journal articles, to formulate their argument.

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