Another topic brought up in one of our live meetings this week centered around the topic of “current.” A big complaint we’ve heard from many, many parents in the last few weeks is that you can’t really do “current events” in print anymore because the internet has made print obsolete (Internet killed the newspaper star, perhaps?). The curriculum director for one of the Christian schools in St. Louis made the point, though, that the idea of “current events” for students, young students in particular, isn’t exactly the same as what adults tend to think of as current events.
She said that current events for students is more what is important to them and not necessarily breaking news. This isn’t to say that we don’t introduce what we think of as “current events” in age appropriate ways to young kids, but that we need to keep in mind that what they think of as current and what we think of as current are not always the same.
What do you think about that? Anything you would add to, concur with, deviate from in this idea?