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In the Know: Current Events for Teens

Bill Whitehead, M.Ed.
Star Educator
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(52)
An ongoing class where students will learn about, share, and examine current news stories

Class experience

I am a high school Humanities teacher and there are times where possibly sensitive topics are brought up in our reading or when talking about current events--I am no stranger to facilitating and maintaining objective & respectful dialogue amongst students.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Topics found in a legitimate newspaper, news website, or news channel (network or cable) are fair game.  Some of the topics may include more sensitive material than others (dealing with war, genocide, etc--unfortunate realities of our world right now), so please do not enroll your learner if this will be an issue.

I always maintain an objective approach and insist the students do as well; personal politics, religion, or overall worldviews are respected, but ultimately kept out of conversation when identifying the main talking points of an issue.  Again, this is not a debate class nor a place to offer personal opinion or judgment, but rather a course reporting on what is happening in our world. 
Star Educator
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(52)
Hello!  My name is Bill and I offer a wide variety of courses that either reinforce the skills found in a traditional English/Humanities class such as writing and public speaking, or fall into more of the "miscellaneous" category, such as basic... 
Group Class


1x per week
35 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
1-18 learners per class

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