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Current Events in Your Classroom: Fostering Dialogue in Divisive Times

a remote learning experience discussing how democracy is threatened and how educators protect democracy
April 7, 2020 - 7:00pm EDT

Teaching current events is challenging: The news cycle moves quickly, stories are complex, and the issues can spark strong emotions. However, engaging students with current events is a crucial part of their development as informed participants in a democracy. During this webinar, we’ll discuss how to make meaningful connections between current events and your curriculum in an exploration of strategies for navigating tough topics, partisan politics, and breaking news with ready-to-use teaching resources.


Wayde Grinstead, Senior Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves, Chicago, IL
Wayde facilitates workshops and provides ongoing support for educators and schools in the Chicago area. He also leads the Chicago Facing History Teacher Leadership Team and is also active in work done in the city and state around civics and civic engagement. Prior to starting with Facing History in 2012, he taught high school history for nine years in New York City. He holds MAs from Brooklyn College (Education) and the University of Maryland (American Studies).


Webinar Fee: $25 NCSS members / $50 nonmembers