Six Ways to Help Your Students Make Sense of a Divisive Election

On the morning after the election, I joined a high school history class that was meeting virtually on Zoom. After a few minutes of quiet journal reflection, the teacher asked students to share any questions or reflections they had about the election. Responses started to pop up in the chat:

  • “What I feel right now is a lot of anxiety.”
  • “I heard that Trump said to stop counting votes. Can he do that? That seems really bad!!”
  • “When are we going to know who our next president is?”
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