Today we spent most of class talking about the election. As usual, they had a great discussion. But also it sucked. Because, you know. We only had about 30 minutes of dedicated class time. They paired up and read their scripts aloud to each other to practice for voicing next week!
For homework, we're having them listen to one of our favorite Making Waves This I Believe essays by Maryam Blesdoe. It’s called Answering Anger with Understanding. She talks about the election, and trying to understand and reconcile difference. We also asked them to explore the radio world and find something new to listen to. We recommended the podcast In the Dark, any story from the NPR Education page, and the This American Life show on Hilary Clinton’s emails.