The 2020 election is approaching fast and our nation is mired in a contentious struggle for the power to shape the future. With so much at stake, we must equip our students with the skills to engage in constructive and critical conversations about the candidates, the issues, and the history that led us to this moment and where we can go from here.
Join Michael Lawrence-Riddell and Eric Schildge in a three part workshop designed to help you facilitate healthy dialogue with your students about the 2020 election. You will leave with discussion strategies and structures, key vocabulary, useful primary and secondary sources from the past and present, and a set of questions to help students make sense of this election, including:
What is at stake in this election?
How is democracy an ongoing “project” in American history?
Who has power? Why? How do they use it and maintain it?
How do race, class, gender, ability, and religion influence our perception of American democracy?
Dates: Thursday, October 1, Monday, October 5 and Thursday, October 8. Please plan to attend all sessions.
Thursday, October 1 at 7:00pm to 9:00pmVirtual Event