Category Archives: Social Studies

“Strongman” author Kenneth C. Davis on how democracies fall and teaching the Capitol insurrection

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Kenneth C. Davis/Photo by Nina Subin   In these NewsHour educator Zooms, historian Kenneth C. Davis and author of “Strongman: The Rise of Five Dictators…read more

Educator Voice: Voices on teaching the insurrection at the Capitol

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PBS NewsHour EXTRA held a Zoom with educators, staff and students, on Jan. 7, just one day after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building.…read more

How to engage students in civil discourse following events at the U.S. Capitol

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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C., January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis   In this…read more

Educator Voice: Teaching government amid false claims of voter fraud

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  “Facts are stubborn things”: A teacher’s perspective By David Cutler, history, government and journalism teacher, Brimmer and May School “If you count the legal…read more

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