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Thu Feb 21, 2019 | 06:02 PM
Current events class discussions are riddled with landmines this semester.  Terms like “National Emergency Declarat...
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 | 05:28 PM
Facing yet another shutdown and endless questions in class, it is time to research shutdowns.  Just the thought of ...
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 | 04:31 PM
It all started this week with a family discussion about the Virginia Governor, a certain Supreme Court Justice and Yearb...
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 | 04:43 PM
Balancing the budget sounds easy; a few cuts here , add a penny there.  Simply put, if you only have X number of do...
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 | 05:41 PM
The questions started last week in class, so the State of the Union… do we have to? Can she do that? Does it have to be ...
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 | 05:21 PM
Currently we are under 31 National Emergency Declarations, the most common being sanctions, export limits, and weapons p...
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 | 04:19 AM
As the government began the shutdown process, questions immediately cropped up such as which agencies will close, what i...
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 | 05:13 PM
Approximately 380,000 federal employees were furloughed before the Christmas holiday and most will receive their last pa...
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 | 04:38 PM
Teaching government can be challenging.  Yes, there are three branches of government, an executive, legislative and...
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 | 03:57 PM
The death of President Roosevelt during World War II and the Presidency of Harry Truman marked a new era in politics, th...
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 | 05:45 PM
Across the country we have new sheriffs, district attorneys, judges, register of deeds and clerks of court.  Each j...
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Wed Nov 21, 2018 | 06:38 AM
The midterm election results took weeks to be certified this year.  Across the country there were discussions about...
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 | 05:23 PM
The week following the midterm election has provided instructors with a variety of news articles and videos that can be ...
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 | 05:57 AM
Election Day 2018 came and went in a cloud of political ads, poll results, analysis, and commentary from the major news ...
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Wed Nov 15, 2017 | 03:10 AM
Hello,   Recently I took my teenager to hear a speaker that she admired and respected.  As he began to ta...
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Wed Oct 11, 2017 | 05:20 PM
    Every semester we pull out our dusty syllabi, brush off the dust and redo the tome.  Each time it se...
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Thu Oct 05, 2017 | 04:47 PM
Hello,   Current events classroom discussions have so much potential.  Each event provides us with teachable ...
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Mon Oct 02, 2017 | 01:09 PM
In our student confidence survey from June 2017, we asked almost 3,000 students about the comfort level with certain act...
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 | 04:22 PM
In June of 2017, we surveyed almost 3,000 students to discover the significance of confidence in their learning. We lear...
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Wed Sep 20, 2017 | 09:51 AM
A basic truth: some students succeed while others fail.   Delving into why this happens and how to narrow this divi...
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