Social Studies Video

Teachers, Try This: A Method for Navigating Political Debates in Social Studies

By Kaylee Domzalski & Lauren Santucci — April 30, 2024 3:11
This 1890 artist's rendition by Kurz & Allison made available by the Library of Congress depicts the charge of Union soldiers with the Massachusetts 54th Infantry Regiment on the Confederate States Army site of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., near Charleston, on July 18, 1863.

Emily Glankler, a Texas educator with a popular TikTok account, teaches the general public the history she feels they need to know. She uses that same insight to inform what and how she teaches U.S. History to her high school students.

Here, she shares what that looks like, and how she navigates some of the divisive issues that make their way into her social studies class amid the current political climate.

Kaylee Domzalski is a video producer for Education Week, telling meaningful stories that impact the field.
Lauren Santucci is a video producer for Education Week.

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