Drafting Board

Should schools require mandatory community services for graduation? Or does requiring volunteer service defeat the point? Through this Drafting Board issue, students will study a policy that may already apply to them or their friends. Should students have maximum flexibility to develop their talents and skills? Or does mandatory service help students develop skills and discover interests? Students will learn to connect claims, evidence, and reasoning to ultimately produce a structured and effective argument on this issue!

All the tools for using Drafting Board successfully are right here!

  • Classroom Materials: Important printable supports for you and your students
  • Teaching Guide & Tips: Advice for working with your class as they use Drafting Board
  • Concepts Activity: Drafting Board's graphic organizers, along with a fun whole-class PowerPoint quiz
  • Product Overview: Start-to-finish overview of Drafting Board (but we suggest trying Drafting Board yourself)

** UPDATE 12/10/2015: We strongly suggest that you plan to have students complete Drafting Board in a single sitting.  Please allow a minimum of 2 hours for students to finish.