December 15, 2013

Article Provides Formula for Talking about Controversial Issues with Young Students


Foreign language teachers often like to include current events and global politic in their curriculum. However, since these are often controversial topics, teachers may be worried about offending students, parents, or administrators. Here is a recent article about how one teacher talks about current events with middle school students. Although the topic she uses as an example is gun control, the formula she describes could apply to any controversial topic.

Read the article in the Atlantic here:
Read a summary of the author’s recommendations here:

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