Calif. teacher: Current events belong in all classrooms

12/5/2013 | Atlantic online, The

Covering current events in the classroom enhances learning across subjects, such as by giving social context to literature and students' lives, writes educator Lisa Rau Cannon, who teaches middle-school students in California. She writes that current events should be mandatory for students of all ages and notes that she's careful to provide various viewpoints in classroom debates on topics such as school shootings. "To stay on point, I follow this formula: Familiarity + Context + Devil's Advocacy = Meaningful Discussion," she writes.

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