Teaching Controversial Issues

November 16, 2015
Below are general guidelines for talking with students who may be upset about the terrorist attacks on Paris on Friday, November 13, 2015.    Don't ignore issues. If students are concerned about…
March 15, 2014
ASCD has included Morningside Center's TeachableMoment.org website on its helpful list of resources for teaching controversial issues. We know that teachers often avoid "hot-button" topics because…
July 23, 2011
A problem. Conflicting definitions, facts, assumptions, opinions, solutions. Competing feelings and values. Public debate and action. In short, controversy. A good citizen questions, informs himself…