Teaching Elections in the Classroom

Elections in the Classroom

With the New Hampshire primary taking place today, the 2016 U.S. presidential election season is in full swing. Elections can provide great opportunities for pedagogy. How do you make use of the elections in your classroom?

Do you use them in political philosophy classes to frame discussions of democracy? Do you pull arguments from stump speeches for critical thinking classes? How do you handle any worries about getting political or influencing the politics of your students? What kinds of election-related assignments have you tried?

In the comments, let’s discuss how to best use the elections to engage students.


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