Teaching Tip: Current Events is a great Teaching Tool

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Teaching Tip: Current Events is a great Teaching Tool As a history teacher doing battle every day trying to get students to care about the past when they are so busy tweeting, doing status updates, and sending 100s of text messages per hour on their cellphones getting them to care about the past can be a little daunting. The best results and teaching days are when I am able to relate the information to something they care about, but it can also crash and burn when my analogy leaves them clueless.

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