Teaching Political Grievances Through Political Speeches and Primary Documents


This paper discusses how to facilitate learning for students who have limited knowledge of the history and context of critical topics related to political grievances by examining primary documents such as political speeches, op-eds, and other first-person documents to evaluate the grievances, social movements, and political ideologies from the Revolutionary War through the Trump and Biden presidencies. The presentation will describe how students begin to build a foundation of critical thinking, writing, and listening to a broad range of political views to promote life-long civic learning and engagement.



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