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

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  • Sep 14, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 18:37 mins

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.

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Guest: Jacqui Shine, Historian and Writer Some people called Percy Ross “America’s Rich Uncle.” He had a rags-to-riches story and spent more than a decade giving his money away in small increments to people who bothered to ask. He purchased a space heater for a family living in an unheated basement, paid a $300 light bill for a woman supporting her disabled brother, bought dance lessons for an elderly woman trying to impress her new beau. Percy Ross did all of this in public style through a newspaper column that ran for more than a decade in papers across the country until 1999 when he stopped writing because he said he’d given away the whole wad. Ross did have his critics who found his particular style of charity a bit too vulgar.

Guest: Jacqui Shine, Historian and Writer Some people called Percy Ross “America’s Rich Uncle.” He had a rags-to-riches story and spent more than a decade giving his money away in small increments to people who bothered to ask. He purchased a space heater for a family living in an unheated basement, paid a $300 light bill for a woman supporting her disabled brother, bought dance lessons for an elderly woman trying to impress her new beau. Percy Ross did all of this in public style through a newspaper column that ran for more than a decade in papers across the country until 1999 when he stopped writing because he said he’d given away the whole wad. Ross did have his critics who found his particular style of charity a bit too vulgar.