Speaking and Listening Skills
Well-developed abilities of both listening and speaking are critical for success. These skills are required for postsecondary success. With them students can positively impact the world at all levels. This work can be done through several different instruction styles and supported through quality formative and summative assessment types. One powerful technique that provides students the opportunity to grow these skills is a mock congressional hearing summative assessment. During this process students use the compelling questions offered by the Kansas Oral History Project to dig into the world around them, finding research and resources to help answer their questions.