Ill. teacher encourages student debate about history, current events

06/11/2013 | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.)

Students in Neil McCarthy's history classes at Mundelein High School in Illinois rip their classroom work from headlines, debating and thinking critically about how the history lessons apply to today's challenges. One recent class focused on lead smelting in Peru. "I think the facts and the names are really important, but they're secondary to the primary goal, which is analysis. World history as sort of an intellectual exercise," McCarthy said.

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