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Current Events Class; Surprises

Many Surprises in Current Events Class

written by Barry Banker, Current Events teacher, as an Academic Spotlight

Current events class was very lively class today—partially because the weather was sunny and 63 degrees which made everyone feel good. I asked everyone what was their favorite Spring “thing”.    Flowers, green trees, and warmth were at the top of the list with Family Weekend, golf, and Easter close seconds !!

While  discussing flowers, I quizzed the class on their favorite color—to my surprise purple beat blue by a margin of 17-12.  PURPLE !!   WOW !!  Who knew—not I, but then I’m over 60 !!!

As I drill lots of civics into the class, I was pleased to see that 90% of the class answered the correct number of U.S.  Senators !    The “current” portion of the class centered around negotiations with Iran. Thiry out of 31 students felt the U.S. should be more firm with Iran.  Many expressed their concern for  the safety of Israel.

We ended class by reciting  “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” which we have said since our first Current Events class commenced in 2005 !

My students are bright, participative, and attentive.

1 comments on Current Events Class; Surprises

  1. Diane Goetter says:

    Barry, we are so happy that you teach that class! Just because the residents are “special”, it does not mean they cannot think for themselves and make decisions on their own. Angela loves your class as well as Sandy’s class. Keep teaching……they are like sponges and soak up knowledge presented to them. After all these years, the school ceases to amaze me.

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