The 2020 general election is shaping up to be one of the most critical and divisive elections in the last 60 years. We can expect heavy doses of hyperbole and a flood of news stories, both real and contrived in the media. The Round Table Group (RTG) will meet weekly in an open discussion ZOOM format to review news and share opinions as the election unfolds. The purpose of the RTG will be to allow active participation in the election as it happens by permitting members to bring and share news articles of interest with the group. Special attention will be given to practicing and developing respectful and effective discussion skills. The moderator will also teach the use of Media Literacy techniques so participants can evaluate news articles for accuracy and bias. Each week a specific topic of interest will be briefly presented to the group by the moderator on an aspect of the election such as the electoral college, polling, voting rights, etc. followed by the introduction of media articles and stories to be shared by class members. Come prepared for some exciting but civil political discussion!
General Public/Members: $68/$62 Six sessions
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Limited to 15 students
No class on Election Day 11.3.2020
Your Teacher: George Rother taught Civics and American Government for over 25 years. He has worked on numerous political campaigns and has a Masters in Teaching from The Evergreen State College. He is passionate about democracy, informed voters, and fact-based analysis.