Now is the time of year where I start teaching about government and the people in elected office and I dread it. This is my favorite subject but teaching it in a state that has almost entire one party representation can be hard. Most of the comments from students range from, "I hate that one guy" to "My parents say he is ruining the country".
This makes it so hard to actually teach about government. Do you have any tricks and tips? How do you teach about the President, Senate, and House and deal with the hateful comments of the uninformed?