In the age of Trump we must refocus if we are teaching democratic principles in our classes. As teacher educators, we must make sure that students understand these ideas so they are prepared to teach them.
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In order to understand previous and contemporary political conflicts through history education in both formal and informal environments, it is imperative to comprehend what has happened and where a certain event has happened.
This is a dangerous moment, globally, for the liberal arts, education and research, for democratic values generally, and for history and history education specifically.
Seldom does a day go past since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States without reports of “alternative facts” and “fake news”. This presents both a problem and an opportunity for history educators.
What interpretations of Mexico-United States relations will the new curriculum of Mexican history recommend? What should we study to prepare a critical citizenry?