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I'm confused: we are supposed to make learning relevant and engaging for students, yet I keep getting reprimanded for including current events in the classroom. The kids are loving it and are really engaged in great debate and discussion. What's the problem?

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That's why the old times have warned to leave it alone for now. Wait till you are given direction from your district on how they want you to proceed.

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The old times... yes current events a a touchy subject.

Be careful and examine both sites without siding. But I have bad memories of my teachers in an Oklahoma elementary school sharing personal views as facts. In this insane climate, many believe things that are just not true. I always stress to everyone is check your sources. The truth is out there.

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People are very sensitive right now. Some teachers think teaching their opinion as fact is acceptable, that is called propaganda. Are you teaching objectivity? Facts and not opinions?

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