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Gerrymandering and partisan politics in the U.S.

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The practice of drawing congressional district lines to benefit one political party over another is known as gerrymandering and dates back to the 19th century. Continue reading

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Fun facts about Clinton and Trump – Lesson Plan

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Here’s some information on where the candidates stand on the issues as well as some fun facts you probably didn’t know. Continue reading

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Election 2016 challenges civics teachers

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The 2016 presidential race has made teaching high school civics more difficult, particularly regarding some of the comments students have heard candidates make along the campaign trail. Continue reading

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Zika virus shadow looms over summer Olympics in Rio

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Concern surrounding Zika virus has taken center stage in Brazil, as local organizers of the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games assure the world that the country is safe for athletes and tourists. Continue reading

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Presidential Campaign Advertisements 2016 Lesson Plan

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In this lesson plan, students will discuss what makes advertisements effective and examine ads produced by the 2016 presidential campaigns. Continue reading

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