Kathleen FitzGerald teaches civics, government, and senior projects at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School at Cambridge, MA. She developed assorted kinds of light-touch applications of the 10 Questions framework, which might be useful for introductory points. Originally aimed at high school students, these activities are transferable to middle school students, too.
“Pick Two”: Kathleen asked her students to introduce their senior projects using the 10 Questions. First, students had to answer Question #1 (“Why does it matter to me?”) regardless of their topics. Second, they choose one other question that they thought might be most relevant to their projects. See her project description and student responses below