September 25, 2022

‘ Teach existential threats to democracy

A couple times back my colleagues and I celebrated the stop of the college calendar year under a tent pitched on the quad of our picturesque New England prep school. Music, food, drinks, the vibe felt reassuringly put up-pandemic typical. The occasion appeared to validate that the rhythms and rituals of personal university daily life had reasserted on their own, timelessly, practically magically.

Reviewing my lesson planner over a cup of coffee this morning, while, the 12 months seems to be just about anything but normal. In September, I was educating the 20th-anniversary of the 9-11 attacks and around simultaneous collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan. Mid-calendar year located me instructing the first anniversary of the Capitol riot on January 6. War broke out in Ukraine on February 20, and I taught that, way too.