My students tend to have a hard time wrapping their heads around the idea of using a scale to visualise political alignment. They need to know about political scales for new- (post-materialistic) and old-politics (materialistic) and ideology.
I decided that it might help if they build the scale themself instead of just looking at it in a book or me drawing it on the board. So I got them to make a living graph out of sticky-notes on their tables. They get to talk about their placements and get textile input to help them remember it. I always try to create lessons where it is the students who are active rather than me. Continue reading Living Graphs – political alignment