Watch the Video - Middle School Students Deliberate about Historical Choices

Blog Category: 

  • Windsor Middle School Students
Watch this eight-minute video about a collaboration between Windsor Middle School students and teachers; and State University of New York (SUNY), Broome, that introduced 7th and 8th graders to the practice of deliberating events in U.S. history as difficult choices among several possible approaches. The video was published to YouTube on June 24, 2015.

The following is excerpted from the YouTube description of the video:


"SUNY Broome and Windsor Central School District are working together to promote deliberative thinking and active participants in society. 

In Fall of 2014, with help from Lisa Strahley at SUNY Broome, Stefani Olbrys began deliberations with her 7th and 8th grade US History students using the American Revolution as the historical context."

For more information about this project please contact:

Lisa Strahley, Chair of Teacher Education and Civic Engagement Coordinator, 
SUNY Broome Community College




Veronica's picture

If only schools in our country would adopt this kind of idea more - rather than'here's some facts, write them down and shut up.' Without much respect for the individual pupil/student.. and we wonder why so many are disaffected by their school years. Would help people to think also and broaden their minds. Very good idea!! Education needs to change...