Election Day 2018 came and went in a cloud of political ads, poll results, analysis, and commentary from the major news outlets. Their analysis went long into the night and began again the next morning. However, the most important analysis may occur in your classroom this week. Facilitating a discussion that is nonpartisan and values all students’ opinions equally while fostering critical thinking can be a daunting task.
Our students are talking about politics, many are voting and most have formed strong opinions. The days after an election bring out feelings of elation and defeatism. Analyzing the election, while sifting through emotions changes the dynamics of classroom discussions. As we prepare to lead these discussions here are a few tips and tricks to help create a balanced atmosphere.
How will you discuss the election in class? What are your tried an true methods for remaining nonpartisan and balancing the atmosphere?
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