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Democracy under Threat

Sometimes events provide lessons that must be seized in the moment. The example of an American president encouraging a mob to assault a co-equal branch of government is one of those events. The opportunity to discuss loss & victory in an election, a peaceful transition of power, legal codes, and founding documents came crashing into our house this past week. Social change, political power, party politics… the opportunities for introducing important concepts are too many, and the emotional intensity great. It’s difficult to shift our gaze away from this spectacle, and we should not insist on following an unrelated lesson plan when history happens on our watch.

Homeschooling can be responsive to global events. Do not avoid facing into the difficulties we observe in the world, but acknowledge them and work through them with your own learner.

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