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UGG boots get banned in Philadelphia NBC VIDEO

It’s been almost a month now since a suburban Philadelphia school district banned the wearing of sheepskin boots such as the popular UGG brand in its middle schools because students have been using them to sneak cell phones into class.

Have your intermediate students watch the NBC video and use it to guide some discussion around point of view. Here are some example questions:

Which students will this ban impact the most? Why?

Do you think that this ban will accomplish what the school administrators hoped it would? Why or why not?

The NBC interviewers tried to give balanced coverage. Do you agree or disagree and what is your proof?

You could argue that this news piece isn’t really about a boot ban or even using cell phones in class. What might be a bigger more important issue that this news piece is hinting at?