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A collection of pins are seen on a cart during a campaign rally for Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Santa Cruz, California, U.S., May 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam

“We Polked you in ’44, we shall Pierce you in ’52!” Presidential Campaign Slogans

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Slogans are a critical aspect of a political campaign: In just a few words, they must summarize the candidate’s brand and win over voters. How well do you know presidential campaign slogans from history? Continue reading

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Understanding Campaign Finance Law

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Campaign finance has been a major point of discussion among the three remaining presidential candidates. How much do students know about the history of campaign finance law? Continue reading

Who said it? Presidential candidates’ quotes activity

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Start your class off with this fun election activity! Using PBS’ Election Central interactive map, students can test their knowledge of candidates’ policy stances by matching quotes with the candidate who they think said it. Continue reading

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A Mathematical Representation of the March on Washington – Lesson Plan

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This lesson uses math to help middle and high school students with intellectual disabilities to understand the significance of the March on Washington. Continue reading

Who and How

The Civil Rights Movement: A Time for Change – Lesson Plan

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The Civil Rights Movement did not begin suddenly in the 1960s, nor was it a short battle. To understand the enormity of the famous March on Washington, we compiled a timeline of major civil rights events in the 100 years leading up to August 20, 1963. Continue reading

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