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September 29, 2016
Episode 2: How Do You Teach About THIS Election?


This is an election year for the ages. The rhetoric is at a fevered pitch, the sides are divided, and the issues muddied by inaccuracies, half-truths, lies, and innuendo. How do we help our students wade through the messages, see the purpose in participating, and become actively engaged with the presidential election? Find out during this lively conversation with high school teachers Janelle Bence of Texas and Chris Sloan of Utah, two teachers who are making the election a focal part of their work this fall.
Chris Sloan Chris Sloan has been teaching English and media at Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City since 1986. He advises student media at the school (e.g., the Bulldog Press) and has also helped develop the school's website. He is a teaching consultant for the National Writing Project and KQED Education.

Janelle Bence Janelle Bence is a high school teacher of 13 years in Dallas and an active member of the North Star of Texas Writing Project, where she serves on their technology team and is active on both the local and national level.

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