A Letter to My Students: On Civil War and Donald Trump

Dear Students: If there is one thing we can say about human beings it is that we are “meaning-making” animals. For a number of reasons, we seek to make sense of our experience and to tell ourselves stories about it. These stories are the stuff of which family anecdotes, and more broadly, national legends and... Continue Reading →


Can We Teach Our Students Honestly About Climate Change? What Would That Look Like?

It is Thanksgiving weekend in the USA. We Americans know we have much to be thankful for, but it is difficult to count our blessings these days when our lives are punctuated with headlines, notifications, and tweets about the systematic destruction of our federal government, from the State Department to the Environmental Protection Agency. More... Continue Reading →