Classroom Politics: Encouraging Politically Savvy Students

November 7, 2014
Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

During every election season I wonder what more we can do, as educators, to inspire civic mindedness? What lessons or projects provide paths for students to understand the critical role voting plays in building and nurturing a healthy democracy?

Now that the midterm election results are recorded and the pundits proclaim “winners” and “losers” , we all welcome the ensuing dissipation of the acerbic banter that has flooded our airways and mailboxes. What, if anything, did we as an electorate learn from this most recent set of elections? What did students learn?

Read the blog at Huffington Post