By Margaret Haviland
Summary by ASCD SmartBrief
"Pennsylvania history teacher Margaret Haviland in this blog post writes about a project designed to translate her students' knowledge of history into an understanding of their roles as citizens. Over the course of three weeks, each student chose a topic of interest, explored, discussed and analyzed a daily news source about that topic, and finally engaged in an ongoing public discussion about it. For their final "exam," students worked in groups on projects and made presentations to the class, Haviland writes."