Research and plan your position - resources are provided in the Content section of the group page to get you started with your research. You will need to decide how much background information you will need to support your position. Your group will need to negotiate the position that you want to argue. A separate discussion space will be provided for each group to discuss the position plan and share information and ideas.
Present your position persuasively - your group will need to construct a position statement based on your research on the topic. A blog will be created for each of the opposing sides to post their position statement and review other groups’ position statements.
Discuss the issue advocating your position - each group should use the discussion space to argue their position and counter-position. Each group will need to use sound evidence to support their argument. You will need to use the persuasive language and techniques that were identified in an earlier session to argue your position. The objective is to try to persuade the opposing side that your perspective is stronger and more sound.
Reverse your perspective - using the discussion space, you will reverse your position and present a persuasive argument for that perspective to counter the opposite position.
Reach a decision - each group will need to use the arguments from all of the perspectives to construct a new perspective supported by the facts. The groups will need to post the new perspective to the New Perspective blog in the group space.