Trayvon Martin case offers classroom lessons for students

Teachers should take class time to discuss the recent fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, say Jeffrey P. Carpenter, coordinator of secondary and K-12 teacher-education programs at Elon University, and Scott Weathers, a high-school senior. They write that the Florida teen's death can be linked to history, literature, civics and government lessons. While the topic is controversial, Carpenter and Weathers write that the conversation likely would be productive, rewarding and hold students' attention.

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