5 responses

  1. missy montgomery
    January 14, 2012

    Melissa Andersen is a treasure to have as a teacher. She not only expertly administers the curriculum, but creates a fiery interest, ignites passions, and love of the world and its peoples. Master teacher and social studies advocate.

  2. Anonymous
    January 16, 2012

    What wonderful cursive on the board! 🙂

  3. Anonymous Middle School Student
    January 21, 2012

    I love current events! Now, I know what is going on better in the world, and it is so interesting to hear people’s takes on the event.

  4. Jim Mork
    January 30, 2012

    When I was in high school in the 60s, my civics teacher held pop quizzes on current events, so we knew we needed to check out the newspaper. I think he only took it from the front page, so it wasn’t incredibly difficult, but it did get his students taking a look at a newspaper on a regular business. Not remembering a specific discussion of these items, but current events did figure in our class work in other ways.

  5. Sam
    April 30, 2013

    I’d love to be in touch with you, Melissa. I’m a teacher in New York, preparing for a new assignment I’ll be taking on this coming school year, and I want to plan out how to integrate current events into my classes. This is a super helpful article, but I’m eager to know more (recommended sources for articles, guidelines about article selection, structures for conversation, follow-up on each week’s discussions, etc…). Please email: alamopurdy AT gmail dotcom.

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