What can you do with your students before January 20 to make the experience more meaningful? How can you sustain interest in politics and civics?
Veteran teachers Syd Golston and Donna Schell answered your questions on teaching the Obama inauguration during a 30-minute discussion Friday.
Syd Golston is an educational administrator, curriculum writer and historian. She taught secondary Social Studies for 20 years, wrote lessons and in-serviced teachers in 40 states as Supervisor of Education for Kids Voting USA, and served as Dean of Students at Alhambra High School in Phoenix, Arizona. She is president-elect of the National Council for the Social Studies.
Donna Schell, social studies curriculum specialist for the Scottsdale Unified School District in Scottsdale, Arizona, has been an educator for over 30 years. She has had a wide range of teaching experiences in both elementary and secondary settings; currently, she also supports beginning teachers. Donna has written curriculum for local and national organizations including Kids Voting, USA and UNICEF and has served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Council for the Social Studies.