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Chi-Hi class using impeachment trial as a learning tool

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Chippewa Falls (WQOW)- The Senate impeachment trial has reached day six. In Chippewa Falls, the history-making event is being used as a learning tool for high school students.

John Kinville, an American Government teacher at Chippewa Falls High School, is teaching his juniors about the impeachment process this semester, which began Monday.

Monday afternoon was spent getting the students up to speed on what is happening right now in Washington, and nuts and bolts of what impeachment entails. Kinville said as the senate trial continues to unfold, he plans to dedicate the first 15 minutes of class to watch the impeachment live on TV.

"I think showing this in class is important because it helps to show them that they're no longer able to stay on the sidelines, that it's important that they have a voice," Kinville said. "They have a say and they have an opinion and that they follow important things closely like the rest of us do."

Kinville said impeachment is part of his curriculum every year, but he's spending more time on it this semester because history is unfolding right before his student's eyes.

Shannon Satterlee

Shannon Satterlee joined News 18 in February 2018 as a Multi-Media Journalist.

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