When we talk about our personal beliefs and politics, passions can run high -- especially when we're online. These intense moments can often lead to tit-for-tat insults, or worse. But, if addressed calmly and coolly, they can be an opportunity to find common ground and deeper understanding. Teach students to keep disagreements civil so their ideas will be heard and so they can advocate for positive change.
Define civil discourse and identify why it can be challenging on the internet.
Analyze resources to identify the causes and effects of uncivil online discourse.
Learn strategies for civil discourse and apply them to a scenario involving uncivil discourse.