Education for Sustainable Democracy

Voice from the Classroom: Teaching the Capitol Riot in a Politically Diverse High School (with Lauren Collet-Gildard, Arlington High School)

January 18, 2021
Education for Sustainable Democracy
Voice from the Classroom: Teaching the Capitol Riot in a Politically Diverse High School (with Lauren Collet-Gildard, Arlington High School)
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Education for Sustainable Democracy
Voice from the Classroom: Teaching the Capitol Riot in a Politically Diverse High School (with Lauren Collet-Gildard, Arlington High School)
Jan 18, 2021

This episode features Lauren Collet-Gildard, a veteran history teacher in a politically diverse school in upstate New York. The day after the Capitol riot, she knew she had to teach her classes about these events and their significance.  Lauren describes how she helped students understand the insurrection and the democratic traditions that it violated. In addition, she tells Brett about her general approach to teaching about current events, including an emphasis on facts, source verification, and maintaining a positive, civil, welcoming environment.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

iCivics Infograph on Peaceful Power Transitions

Education for Sustainable Democracy Facebook Page

Education for Sustainable Democracy Site

Other Related Resources:

Six Civic Education Leaders on Teaching the Capitol Riot

ESD Episode on Teaching the Capitol Riot, with Prof. James Hartwick

ESD Episode on Guiding Discussions of Controversial Issues, with Dean Diana Hess

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/esdpodcast)

Show Notes

This episode features Lauren Collet-Gildard, a veteran history teacher in a politically diverse school in upstate New York. The day after the Capitol riot, she knew she had to teach her classes about these events and their significance.  Lauren describes how she helped students understand the insurrection and the democratic traditions that it violated. In addition, she tells Brett about her general approach to teaching about current events, including an emphasis on facts, source verification, and maintaining a positive, civil, welcoming environment.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

iCivics Infograph on Peaceful Power Transitions

Education for Sustainable Democracy Facebook Page

Education for Sustainable Democracy Site

Other Related Resources:

Six Civic Education Leaders on Teaching the Capitol Riot

ESD Episode on Teaching the Capitol Riot, with Prof. James Hartwick

ESD Episode on Guiding Discussions of Controversial Issues, with Dean Diana Hess

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/esdpodcast)