The Fight for Madagascar

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Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world—about the size of France. During the lesson, scholars role play various viewpoints about the future of a section of land in Madagascar. After a healthy debate, pupils discuss the contrasting needs of the groups.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research the Malagasy people to help connect the subject matter
  • Execute the entire lesson twice and have students switch to an opposing view the second time
Classroom Considerations
  • Debates may become heated; be very clear about the debate rules and respectfully disagreeing
  • Encourages students to take on different viewpoints
  • Connects standards to real-life applications
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