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Student Voice: Three ways voters can support transgender students

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“It is our job to vote with everyone’s best interests at heart,” writes seventh grader Ava Michelman of Virginia, who asks voters to think of transgender youth on Election Day. Continue reading

Monitoring the Midterms: Voter ID laws and America’s history of voter suppression

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO   Directions: Read the summary with your students, watch the video (if helpful, follow along with the transcript) and then answer the discussion questions.…read more

Talk with your students about Aretha Franklin: They all know the Queen of Soul

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Legendary singer Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,’ died at her home in Detroit on August 16, 2018, at the age of 76. Use this NewsHour lesson to find out what it is about the Queen of Soul that makes both young and old dance and sing along to her music. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Brown v. Board of Education and the story of Prince Edward County Schools

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Use this lesson plan to learn more about the life of Linda Brown and the impact of the Brown v. Board of Education case in the U.S. today. Continue reading

20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month

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Bayard Rustin, seen here in 1964 surrounded by young people before a demonstration, was a a civil rights and a gay rights activist and chief…read more

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