Impeachment is going to be in the news this week, and that provides a unique teachable moment. As the process plays out live in the news, we have an opportunity to explain foreign relations procedures, foreign service offices, and highlight the large number of people involved in the scandal. The process can happen easily with the use of student’s cell phones.
Discover and Report Back
Thisis an activity I use when students ask questions before researching anything. The activity shows them the power and vast amount of knowledge they hold in their hands daily: their cell phones. As the impeachment process moves forward, it will be important for students to know who’s who and what their role in the controversy is. This quick activity is designed to create a classroom primer for our students. The directions are simple:
Have students report back on their findings and as they do, create a timeline on your board. The purpose is not to create a mock trial but a user’s cheat sheet. As events unfold, knowing a little about all the parties involved will help students understand and follow the news.
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