Thursday, August 29, 2019
After summering seriously, it’s an educator’s job to face the annual paradox: how to infuse fresh classes of kids and content with our renewed vigor and then avoid burn-out by October. I once heard a teacher comment that they avoid any “hot button” issue in class because “teaching current events is not worth it. All it does is rile people up, and then they want to kill the messenger.” As teachers,we believe that civic literacy is an urgent concern. Connecting the lessons of the past to relevant issues facing society today is critical for the health of democracy. We hereby offer some resources for teachers to journey boldly into your classes this year.