Local teachers turn to virtual methods to educate students during inauguration

Posted at 6:39 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 19:39:33-05

MILWAUKEE — A historic inauguration has taken place. In Wauwatosa, Vince Hucek's hybrid social studies class is doing the same.

“We've been talking about it for a while, we've been not trying to hype it up too much, but still be aware of the history of what's going on and recent events have made it impossible to ignore,” Hucek said.

A total of 25 students, six in-person and 19 online, gathered to watch the inauguration.

They all looked on as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were officially sworn in as president and vice president.

"I got goosebumps for sure," said student Nairobi Terry.

Terry, an eleventh grader at Kingdom Prep, knew he was watching history in the making with Harris' election as the first woman of color to serve as vice president.

"I was excited about it because I'm a big history guy, so we learned about the past presidents and you only get to hear about it," he said.

Hucek said his next lesson for his class is studying past inaugurations, and Biden's first 100 days in office.

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