At Two Decades Academy, we believe that following the major events of our time is an excellent tool for students to be able to place themselves in historical context, and therefore understand the importance of unfolding events. When we assist students in understanding the magnitude of each event covered in the news, following it back in time or subject becomes an exciting pursuit- and that is how we make history, economics, politics, or environmental issues come alive on a daily basis.
Media literacy is another vital component of our current events curriculum. We assist students in discerning the value of information obtained from news sources, by analyzing the process of journalism, media bias and conglomeration, fact checking, and placement in historical or technical context.
Furthermore, we believe that teachers should study these events alongside our students, with an open and curious mind, and exemplify the elasticity of thought that we believe to be most effective for learning and creativity.
We offer tools to gauge and value information, but we do not offer advocacy for any political tendency, ideology, religion, or nationality.
We do not dictate perspectives, but rather offer information on as many of them as we can.
We believe students have the ability to help themselves and others learn, and that their opinions are valid contributions to understanding and analysis.
We believe that each student has the ability to form their own opinion, regardless of age or skill level, and that it is our duty as educators to provide the tools to discern their truth, but not to offer one to them.
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