Preparing Students for Life, Work, and Citizenship by Teaching the Controversies
Medialogues on Propaganda
GUEST PRESENTER: Diana Hess
How do you deal with controversial issues in the classroom and with the challenges they raise? Things can get controversial when students have competing values and interests. Perhaps there are disagreements about politicians or policies. Some topics arouse strong emotions. Controversies may relate to events in the past, to a current state of affairs, or to some future desired outcome. They can arise in any grade level, from kindergarten to graduate school.
When young people learn to engage across their differences, they start to see that conflict and controversy are normal parts of democratic life. But how do educators scaffold meaningful, rigorous dialogue in increasing polarized societies? Join us for the launch of Medialogues on Propaganda in this special one-hour program that features America's leading educational expert on the role of teaching the controversies, using dialogue and discussion in the practice of civic and democratic education.