What's the Big Idea?

Helping Students Face History and Themselves

October 09, 2020
What's the Big Idea?
Helping Students Face History and Themselves
Chapters
What's the Big Idea?
Helping Students Face History and Themselves
Oct 09, 2020

In which Dan examines the importance of talking with students about important issues facing America, including the upcoming election, race, inequality, and hard historical truths. Dan is first joined by Karen Murphy from Facing History and Ourselves to talk about the work of that organization in helping teachers navigate hard history and sensitive current events (4:45). Then he's joined by Rhode Island history teacher Jon Gold to talk morality, perspectives, and why being "neutral" in the classroom just won't cut it (37:00). As always, we welcome comments and questions on Twitter @BigIdeaEd

Mentioned in the show:
Facing History and Ourselves: Fostering Civil Discourse and Current Events Teacher Check List
Jon Gold's excellent articles for Teaching Tolerance

Music: "Que Extrano Es" by Molo courtesy of Tribe of Noise

Show Notes

In which Dan examines the importance of talking with students about important issues facing America, including the upcoming election, race, inequality, and hard historical truths. Dan is first joined by Karen Murphy from Facing History and Ourselves to talk about the work of that organization in helping teachers navigate hard history and sensitive current events (4:45). Then he's joined by Rhode Island history teacher Jon Gold to talk morality, perspectives, and why being "neutral" in the classroom just won't cut it (37:00). As always, we welcome comments and questions on Twitter @BigIdeaEd

Mentioned in the show:
Facing History and Ourselves: Fostering Civil Discourse and Current Events Teacher Check List
Jon Gold's excellent articles for Teaching Tolerance

Music: "Que Extrano Es" by Molo courtesy of Tribe of Noise