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A teachers’ guide to the 114th Congress

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Curious about the 114th Congress? We’ve got you covered, from predicted hot topics and the latest congressional demographics to the presidential veto. 1. Drama and debate…read more

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Key issues for students to watch this Congress

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The 114th session of Congress begins today. Tell your class to keep an eye on these key issues during the session and check out our…read more

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The greatest sacrifice – Veterans Day Lesson Plan

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By Katie Gould, NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer Subjects World history, government and civics, U.S. wars, geography Estimated Time One 45-minute class Grade Level Middle…read more

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U.S. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell holds a news conference after he was re-elected to a sixth term to the U.S. Senate at the University of Louisville in Louisville

Can Obama and the GOP Congress work together?

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The results of the midterm elections have raised questions about how a Republican-controlled Congress can work together with a Democratic president. Continue reading

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Post-election resources for your class

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Looking for a way to start a conversation in your class about the 2014 midterm election and results? Check out our resources below, including student-produced reports,…read more

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