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DACA Dreamers fear Trump’s immigration policy

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Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump promised to crack down on undocumented immigration, including hundreds of thousands of young people who have obtained temporary legal status under the Obama Administration. Continue reading

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7 short, fun video lessons on the presidential election

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Looking for short video lesson plans on the presidential election? Click on the images below to explore key civics’ issues, including political parties, voting rights, down…read more

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Know Your Vote, Know the Issues – Lesson Plan

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Every election year and for years after elections, there are several major issues that persistently trouble Americans. Every election year, politicians pledge that they will address these issues, and nearly every year they fall short of many peoples’ expectations. In this lesson, we examine problems surrounding health care costs, funding higher education and preserving social security. Then, students look at how the current presidential candidates are proposing to address these issues, and formulate a short media presentation. Continue reading

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FBI investigates new set of Clinton-related emails

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Essential question How important do you think the last week of campaigning is in a presidential election? The Federal Bureau of Investigation told…read more

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Decode the Electoral College and predict the next president – Lesson Plan

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Let your students predict the next president with the Electoral Decoder, an interactive cartogram. Students will look at how the Electoral College has affected presidential…read more

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