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Current Events In Your Classroom

September 12, 2019

Third Party Event

Webinar by Facing History and Ourselves

Teaching current events can be challenging: The news cycle moves quickly, stories are complex, and the issues can spark strong emotions.  We know, however, that engaging students with current events is a crucial part of their development as informed and humane participants in a democracy.

In this webinar, we will share:

  • Tips for making meaningful connections between current events and your curriculum
  • Strategies for navigating partisan politics in diverse classrooms
  • Media and news literacy tools as well as teaching tools for addressing both breaking news and ongoing news issues 


About the Presenter:

Laura Tavares is Program Director for Organizational Learning and Thought Leadership at Facing History and Ourselves. She leads strategic partnerships, designs learning experiences for educators, and creates innovative classroom resources. She writes about history, current events and education for publications including the New York Times, Educational Leadership and Social Education.  Laura joined the staff of Facing History in 2005 after several years teaching history and literature in independent schools. She is also a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero Classroom. Laura graduated from Wellesley College and received graduate degrees in literature and history from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.