Teachers shouldn't avoid this topic, no matter how uncomfortable it might make them to discuss it with children and teens.
Teachers grappling with how to teach current events at divisive times should emphasize history, study original sources and address polarization.
Mexico's Colima volcano erupted a few days ago, reminding the local population of the danger posed by the country's two active volcanos.
Ninety-seven percent of high school seniors have studied civics in school. While they can recall facts, they are unable to apply that knowledge to current politics. Why is that?