Friday, September 26, 2008

Drawing Analogies and Contrasts with Current Events

As the economic events of the past few weeks establish themselves as a permanent fixture on the headlines of our local newspapers, 24 hour news coverage, and numerous Internet blogs and news sites, we are reminded of the importance of drawing analogies and contrasts to other critical times in the economy of the United States. Incorporating current events is a wonderful way of grabbing and sustaining student interest. While the current economic situation we face seems to pose more questions than answers at the moment, the incorporation of historical narrative, presidential history, civics, sociology, basic economics and human behavior can create thoughtful and engaging educational and curricula opportunities.