Why Impeachment Is a Teachable Moment

As President Trump faces a congressional impeachment inquiry, teachers and education journalists share similar challenges to explain and inform
(EWA Radio: Episode 221)

Unlike long-running controversies over topics such as gun control or immigration policy, it’s been 20 years since the nation was roiled by efforts to impeach a sitting president. That gives today’s civics teachers have a unique opportunity to help students connect historical and current events, explains Stephen Sawchuk of Education Week. Where can reporters find teachers willing to speak about their classroom experiences? What resources are they turning to for curriculum materials beyond the standard textbooks? And how can education reporters help amplify those classroom conversations with an eye toward helping the general public better understand the impeachment process?

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