How to teach students about the federal government shutdown

10/11/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The writers of this blog post suggest five ways teachers can address the federal government shutdown, now in its second week. Suggestions include asking students to read news articles to determine what the shutdown is and why it happened, having students complete a newspaper scavenger hunt to determine its effects and reading articles to understand the debt-ceiling crisis.

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