Teaching the 2016 Election
How are you teaching about the 2016 Presidential Election in a responsible way? Are you using the NCSS C3 inquiry design model? If so, what is the compelling question on which your lessons are based? How are you encouraging differing perspectives into a classroom discussion without limiting a free exchange of thoughts? Have you been hesitant to teach about the election, even though it is included in your standards?
In speaking with social studies educators from various US districts, I have learned that some parents have registered complaints about this election being discussed in school. Even more concerning, some educators have noted that their administrators have totally prohibited any discussion regarding the election.
So, where do you find yourself this year? With only weeks remaining before Election Day, share how you are teaching about the 2016 Presidential Election.
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