Civics

Lesson plan: How DACA demonstrates the importance of civic engagement

Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will learn how teachers are training to become Dreamer advocates in order to support their undocumented students. They will research DACA protections and find out what their local communities are doing to provide necessary services to Dreamers. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Do midterm elections matter?

Lesson Plan

In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will gain an understanding of midterm elections and discuss reasons why voter turnout remains low. Continue reading

After 70 years, voices of Holocaust survivors sing again

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When the concentration camps of Europe were liberated at the end of World War II, David Boder, a psychologist from Chicago, recorded interviews with dozens of former prisoners. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Build empathy with stories about disabilities

Lesson Plan

Are you an empathetic person? Use these stories about individuals with disabilities, all conceived of, filmed and edited by middle and high school students, to…read more

Federal courts rules Texas gerrymandering unconstitutional

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A panel of federal judges in Texas ordered the state to redraw its congressional district map because it discriminates against Hispanic voters. Continue reading

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