Current Events in a College Course
May 9, 2012 11:35 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to incorporate current events into an intro-level college course?
I'll be teaching an intro-level political science course over the summer, and especially with all that will be happening with the elections in the fall, I want to make sure students are reading the news daily and incorporate it into the course in various ways. I'm wondering if you've taken classes that did this in a particularly useful or creative way. One thought I had was to have small groups present on the news of the previous day for 5 minutes at the start of each lecture, although I've had spotty luck with both group work and class presentations in the past. For what it's worth, this is a large lecture class.