Educational Technology

September 29, 2019

A lesson plan for an impeachment inquiry

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UPenn Graduate School of Education
Congress is launching an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, and the story will likely dominate the headlines—and divide the country—for months to come. Which is why teachers should address the impeachment inquiry directly. Talking about significant news is one of the key ways that kids learn to be civically engaged, says Penn GSE’s Sigal Ben-Porath, a political philosopher and expert in civic education. But talking politics isn’t easy. Ben-Porath says teachers should have clear and specific goals for a lesson about impeachment, and they should tether the lesson to other educational objectives. Don’t fear the controversy, lean into it

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