Government

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

Local elections and why down ballot voting matters – Lesson Plan

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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

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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