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Teaching Civics During the Trump Era (Originally aired Jan. 25, 2017)

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Sep 14, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 18:37

Guest: Brent Chowen, PhD, Professor in the School of Education, BYU Today’s American high schoolers will come of voting age during the presidency of Donald Trump and that will influence their political ideals, as well as their perceptions of how democracy works. Every president leaves an imprint on voters in that way.  High school history and civics teachers will shoulder much of the burden in helping the Trump Generation place current events into context. Let’s consider what tools and techniques they have at their disposal.