Does anyone teach their early homeschoolers (preschool, kindergarten, first grade) about current events? How do you do it? I watch the news a lot and so the kids see some of what is going on but they don't pay attention to it. DD is kindergarten and likes to ask questions so I think if she understood a little of what is going on she may learn something. (It may make it easier for me to watch the news without the interruptions and grumbling too )
I'm thinking something simple but trying to incorporate current events into our homeschooling. Like with everything going on in Egypt maybe showing her maps to show where they are, learning a little about the culture and people there, talk about democracy & governments (our freedoms, why it's so important, how they aren't allowed the same and why they are rioting for it), maybe talk about the looting of the musuems (talk about the heritage, show her artifacts, discuss appreciating and respecting art/culture).
I'm not really sure where I'm going with all this or if it's even a good idea at her young age to teach that kind of thing. I was an army brat and by dd's age my father was deployed in Iraq so I was talked to about current events about the middle east and the war and what was going on. It was necessary for us since a kid needed to know where dad was going and why but I think it was important. My father was/is really into current events/politics so I was always taught that kind of thing - he even taught about the stock market and watching the elections. I learned a lot about politics and the necessity of keeping up with current events at a young age. Does anyone try to teach this kind of thing to their young children or do you wait until they are older? What are your thoughts?