Teaching history as it happens

Government, current events teachers in Hanna stress checking sources


January 20, 2021

Mike Armstrong

HEM teachers Cliff Jones, left and Russ Wiggam instruct students in their classes to fact check when reading news off the internet.

The past months would be challenging for any current events and government studies instructor to teach as the United States has veered into unprecedented times. Then on January 6, the country and world witnessed protesters take over the Capitol building for several hours.

The last time this building had been breached was in 1814 by the British.

Americans are seemingly torn between those feeling like the hundreds that entered the Capitol were rightfully demonstrating against an election that was stolen from the current president and other citizens believing the people were trespassers who we...

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