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YouTube stars interview President Obama – Class Activity

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As part of his State of the Union strategy, President Barack Obama answered questions from a new crowd: YouTube stars. The White House invited Bethany…read more

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YouTube stars interview President Obama – Resources

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By Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer Building off his 2015 State of the Union address to Congress, President Barack Obama reached out to Millennials…read more

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State of the Union recap for students

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In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called attention to the plight of the middle class and laid out his plans for changes to education policy. Continue reading

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The State of the Union Address – Lesson Plan

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Students will discuss the elements of a successful political speech and watch President Obama’s State of the Union address. Continue reading

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Understanding the grand jury ruling on Michael Brown’s death

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The basics 1. What happened? A grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. 2.…read more

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