The Salon- Big Ideas in Politics & Government
Amber Johnson Logan
A space to have political conversations, critiques and solutions in education, money, tech, health, the environment and other topics with peers. *Civics* *Government* *Politics* #Academic
US Grade 8 - 10
Does your learner have thoughts and opinions about things? Would you like your learner to practice sharing ideas with confidence while maintaining a respectful conversation with peers? I have created The Political Salon for learners who like to keep the conversation going outside of my civics classes. As you know, a salon is a space for intelligent conversation about The Big Issues Of The Day. During the European Age of Enlightenment it was common for educated people to discuss and debate...
I HAD to study history at Hampton University (B.A) and U.S. History at Southern Methodist University (M.A. abt) because I found the complex topics and dynamic issues endlessly fascinating. My education allowed me to study questions of civics and government extensively, topics that should ALWAYS figure prominently when understanding The United States. Teaching high school and college history felt more like a prize than a job as I loved sharing our nation's struggles and stories with young learners and challenging them to think critically. I have decades of experience educating young people and adults issues surrounding civic engagement. While I am no longer in the classroom I still find opportunities to guide people through the topics and timelines of America from time to time, and this is one of those times. Teaching this topic to young people gives me hope and brings me so much happiness- our children are amazing!
>>This class uses primary and secondary sources that to follow civic events and opinions. Occasionally, we may find harsh language (such as a swear word or slur) in the documents. Parents may choose to preview documents an articles as they are intended for general, not juvenile, audiences. << Rules of Engagement: Learners are required to attend with an open camera. Learners are encouraged to share their opinions, even unpopular ones, but must be respectful of the opinions of other. We will often agree to disagree, which is ok. Civil discourse is the goal. Learners who cannot refrain from name calling or yelling will be muted, place in the waiting room or unenrolled. The teacher reserves the right to manage the enrollment of the class at all times- learners who do not contribute to creating a conducive environment may be unenrolled.
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Meet the teacher
Why not use the momentum of memory- or lessons of the past- to make a better future? I write to you from my Carolina home where I am reading, listening and talking about the past, present and future. Although I am sometimes saddened, I mostly...
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Live video meetings
1-6 learners per class