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Lesson plan: Do midterm elections matter?

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will gain an understanding of midterm elections and discuss reasons why voter turnout remains low. Continue reading

The legacy of Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and human rights activist

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For decades, Liu Xiaobo was one of the Chinese government’s most outspoken critics and advocates for peaceful change and democratization. Continue reading

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

Seven engaging civics lesson plans

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Looking for short video lesson plans on civics and the democratic process? Click on the images below to explore key civics’ issues from PBS Learning Media,…read more

Lesson plan: Off-year elections and why down ballot voting matters

Lesson Plan

Help students understand the importance of local elections and ballot measures with this lesson plan, which includes guidelines for examining a local voter’s guide. Continue reading

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