Teacher Stories
Teacher Stories
Oct 11, 2021
Honest History And Civicmindedness For Younger Learners
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A junior high school teacher, her school principal, and a teacher educator weigh in on critical questions about history and civics education in the era of fake news, social media, and heightened political pressure. 

-What does high-quality history and civics education for younger students look like and how can it help protect our democracy?

- Why should teachers promote civic mindedness and not just facts about how government works?

- Should all of American history be taught, including systemic racism and other anti-democratic structures?

- Should teachers attempt to make students feel guilt or discomfort about America's past?

- Can history about current events and controversial topics be taught in a non-partisan manner?

- How can school administrators support teachers who teach the whole American story? 

Guests include:
- Tracy Barnett, History Teacher, Hopkins Jr. High School, Fremont, California

- Corey Brown, Principal, Hopkins Jr. High School, Fremont, California

- Dr. Jennifer Hauver, Associate Professor of Education, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
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