Category Archives: Social Studies

“A date which will live in infamy”: Pearl Harbor remembered — Class Discussion

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Watch this short clip about Pearl Harbor from Ken Burns’ The War: http://www.pbs.org/video/war-pearl-harbor-attack/ Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States naval…read more

Democrats endure series of narrow losses in four special elections

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Help students understand recent runoff elections with this explainer written by Extra intern Amanda Wilcox. Continue reading

Gerrymandering, or how drawing irregular lines can impact an election

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Most states have some rules for redrawing district lines, but cases of gerrymandering in order to give one party an electoral advantage over the other remain widespread. Continue reading

Game on: Key facts about the Republican health care bill

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This week might determine the fate of a Republican-backed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the health care program popularly known as…read more

Game on: The presidential election is over. When’s the next chance to vote?

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The presidential election is over, but important races are still taking place. Here is a breakdown of off-year and midterm elections and a fun, interactive…read more

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