Archives: Government & Civics


State of the Union recap for students


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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The State of the Union Address – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Students will discuss the elements of a successful political speech and watch President Obama’s State of the Union address. Continue reading

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A teachers’ guide to the 114th Congress


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


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

Lesson Plan

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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