"This Just In" - Why You Should Be Teaching Current Events

Thomas Siembor
12th Year/Junior College Government & Economics
Ontario Center, New York

Are you comfortable with letting your kids get the news of their world from a) a college drop-out, b) a writer with a BA in English Lit, c) a talk show host, or d) a YouTube celebrity? The answer should be e) none of the above! As a highly skilled educator, you have the ability and rapport with your students to guide them through the news of the day. In this talk, you’ll get some resources, ideas, and motivation to discuss really current events in your classroom.