The Sentinel: ‘Kind of a tightrope walk’: Aurora civics teachers bring the election into the classroom differently this year

Rangeview students attend the 2017 inauguration in Washington, D.C. Photo via Stephanie Walsh

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"For the past three elections, Rangeview High School social studies teacher Stephanie Walsh has taken students to the inauguration, something she won’t get to do this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

It’s one of the ways she tries to make politics relevant for her students, which she says is vital to helping them connect with the curriculum.

'Students want to know how it’s going to affect them,' she said.

This election season, social studies and government teachers in Aurora are incorporating the election into their lesson plan in different ways. With an election that has had even more chaos and contention than usual, teachers are trying to set a better tone in the classroom."