AllSides for Schools
A joint partnership between Living Room Conversations and AllSides
The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) and Living Room Conversations (LRC) have deep experience working with communities to build connection, engage trusted voices, and develop positive changes. They co-created a School Community Toolbox (currently in a pilot phase) designed for community anchored organizations led by trusted voices with skills in conflict resolution, restorative facilitation, and community dialogues.
If you see the need for better connectivity and constructive conversation in your school community, we have tips and resources to help you make a difference right now.
Preparing students to participate thoughtfully in democracy - and in life.
How can teachers engage in current events and controversial topics without causing serious divisions in the classroom or being charged with bias? How can teachers prepare students with the skills and knowledge they need to navigate modern media, social networks, and their in-person relationships?
AllSides for Schools helps educators have these discussions and teach essential skills in critical thinking, collaboration, listening and respectful discourse, media and digital literacy and social-emotional learning. Our unique focus on building relationships and revealing multiple viewpoints across the political spectrum avoids the potential problems with bias and disrespecting individual beliefs.
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Lesson plans, online interactive tools and in-class programs
Foster skills in critical thinking, civil dialog, and collaboration.
Teach media literacy: how to read the news and social media.
Practice the art of civil dialog, listening and respecting others even when we disagree
Support Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Educators, students, debate clubs.
Grades 6-12 and college.
Language Arts (English, Speaking and Listening, Argumentative Writing, Debate), Social Sciences and History, Government and Civics
Can be used for any subject but particularly designed for controversial topics in politics, elections and public affairs.