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Lesson Plan: Constitutional Amendments and Gay Marriage

Constitutional amendments and same-sex marriage – Lesson Plan

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By Doug DuBrin Subject Social Studies Estimated Time One to two class periods, plus extended activities Grade Level 9 – 12 Objective To examine the…read more

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Senate Republicans send controversial letter to Iran

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Members of Congress sent a letter to Iran in the midst of negotiations over nuclear arms, in an unusual move that could complicate international relations. Continue reading

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YouTube stars interview President Obama – Class Activity

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As part of his State of the Union strategy, President Barack Obama answered questions from a new crowd: YouTube stars. The White House invited Bethany…read more

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YouTube stars interview President Obama – Resources

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By Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer Building off his 2015 State of the Union address to Congress, President Barack Obama reached out to Millennials…read more

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State of the Union recap for students

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In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called attention to the plight of the middle class and laid out his plans for changes to education policy. Continue reading

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