Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 11:30am

“Presidential elections—like democracy—are messy." That’s especially true this year.

What’s also true is that presidential campaigns can teach children how to be engaged citizens. Young people learn about democracy by watching the debates, researching the issues and observing the adults around them.“ - Teaching Tolerance Civility Contract introduction

When educators approach classroom discussion concerning some of the topics surrounding the 2016 presidential election, we must be keenly aware of the raw emotions that can surface among our students and people within the community. These suggestions have been adapted from Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility.  

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