Helping children understand the Age of Trump

Clio et cetera

Every now and then I write a post in which I look at current affairs and ask the question “what does someone need to know to make sense of this all?” I wrote a similar post last year looking at the Syrian crisis and what kinds of knowledge someone might need to access a BBC News piece. In this one, I am going to look at what kind of education might have prepared someone to make sense of what is currently going on in America.

There are no shortage of articles written about Trump, but let’s take some that have been written recently about Trump’s clash with the courts over his Executive Order to ban nationals of certain countries from entering the United States. You can read a couple of examples here and here.

For starters, there is a great deal of political vocabulary that it would be useful…

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