Houston County teacher uses the past to explain today’s history

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REHOBETH, Ala. (WDHN) — In the last few weeks, history has been made that will be talked about for years to come.

One local United States history teacher is tackling the difficult questions that come with these events head on.

“Teenagers, you know, they understand what’s going on in the country right now,” Rehobeth High School History Teacher Randy Meadows said. “You know, they get it from their parents, and they watch the news and mostly this has kind of affected them in a lot of ways.”

With everything that has ensued since the general election, Meadows found himself answering questions with history knowledge.

“Students of course have a lot of questions and are anxious about a lot of these issues,” he said. “Not only the election but all of the things that have been going on, you know, the virus, the racial unrest this summer, and so it’s really been good for a history teacher to be able to get kids more interested in what’s going on now by showing them how these things have happened in the past.”

After the riots that occurred at the capitol on Jan. 6, Meadows explained that many kids were concerned about the next step for our country.

“Is there the possibility that the new president won’t take office? And asking questions like that,” he said. “Because they’re unsure and so as a teacher, it’s good to have your students interested in what’s going on so that you can answer those questions.”

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