The History of Today

Josh Torres Wedding
10th Grade AP World History and 9th Grade US History Teacher
St. Louis, MO

In this talk, Josh Torres Wedding discusses the rationale behind incorporating recent history, including history from the past 50 years as well as contemporary issues, into an already overcrowded curriculum. A few of the best practices for incorporating really current events include: 1) teach students to be trauma-informed and empathetic; 2) allow students to process these events collectively; and 3) incorporate historical thinking skills.

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