Well, it’s that time of year again….pre-planning. Although I’d probably rather watch a day of Lifetime television or have my appendix removed than sit in meetings; I do enjoy adjusting my lessons to include modern content I have come across over the past year. Things such as videos, articles, pictures, etc. etc. etc. you get the picture. This year however, I have picked up a few more classes. I will be teaching Law and Contemporary Issues. I’ve pretty much got law under wraps. I’ve got a textbook and more than enough prior teacher notes to carry me through. What I need some help with is Contemporary Issues. There really is no set framework for this class. There is no state test or county final. Basically whatever this class will be and how it will be assessed is entirely on me; well, sort of.
I am asking you to help me. Mainly I want to see what you come up with, or what modern issues today you’d like to see discussed in a classroom. I’ve got my own opinions and things that are left over from past teachers who have taught this class. Things like nutrition, xenophobia, Gay Marriage, Legalization of Marijuana etc. etc. Let me know in the comments what you think would be a good topic. With your comment/topic, elaborate on how you’d like to see the topic introduced, how you think it should be taught, and even how it should be assessed. If you know of any digital material that would be useful, throw it in the comments as well. To get the ball rolling, I think the upcoming elections are a gimme. We’ll probably watch some debate footage and discuss the election process up to this point.