How Are You Teaching What’s Happening in Japan?

A parent asks:

How many of your kids discussed the physics behind a nuclear reactor in their science classes? Or the relevance of a Japanese monarch addressing the nation for the first time in their history classes? Or just the magnitude of the tragedy? Or are NCLB mandates crowding out teachable moments?

The New York Times delivers tips for planning a lesson on the earthquake in Japan.

Eric Brunsell at Edutopia adds resources for helping students to understand what’s happening in Japan.

How are you teaching about what’s happening in Japan? Do you have time to deeply consider world events in the classroom?