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To Vote or Not to Vote – Lesson Plan

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Why is voting an important responsibility for citizens? Less than 60 percent of eligible voters voted in the 2012 general election. Yet, for other Americans, voting is a very meaningful, almost sacred duty. In this lesson, students will view three short films that explore the importance of voting. Continue reading

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How to use anti-LGBTQ laws to explore social justice

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In order to learn more about social justice issues, students will look at important laws affecting members of the LGBTQ community, including Mississippi’s House Bill 1523. Continue reading

DURHAM, NC - MAY 11:  A gender neutral sign is posted outside a bathrooms at Oval Park Grill on May 11, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. Debate over transgender bathroom access spreads nationwide as the U.S. Department of Justice countersues North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory from enforcing the provisions of House Bill 2 (HB2) that dictate what bathrooms transgender individuals can use.  (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

How a Kentucky school is handling transgender bathroom policy

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Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky became the first public school in the state to adopt an official policy for transgender students two years ago. Continue reading

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PBS NewsHour hosts town hall with President Obama

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The PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill hosted a special event, ‘Questions for President Obama,’ on June 1 in Elkart, Indiana. Elkart was the first city Obama visited after he was elected president in 2008. Continue reading

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Five things to know about North Carolina’s House Bill 2

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Find out what North Carolina’s infamous House Bill 2 means for the transgender community and for the state of North Carolina. Continue reading

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