Government & Civics


Down Ballot Voting – Lesson Plan

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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To Vote or Not to Vote – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

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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Decoding Media Bias – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Students will view the We The Voters film “MediOcracy,” and then examine current news stories and how they’re covered by the three main cable news outlets. They will conclude by examining news stories for bias/point of view. Continue reading


Fun facts about Clinton and Trump – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

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


Lesson Plan: Income Inequality in the United States

Lesson Plan

According to research by the Pew Research Center, the American middle class is shrinking and the gap between high-income and low-income households is growing. This lesson plan will introduce students to the reality of income inequality in America. Continue reading

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