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Will Voter ID laws affect voter turnout?


New voting laws in North Carolina and other states are raising concerns about voter turnout in advance of the Nov. 4 midterm elections. Continue reading

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Do the midterm elections matter? – Lesson Plan

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By Stephanie Schragger, History teacher at St. Ann’s School Introduction Help students gain an understanding of midterm elections and to discuss the reasons why voter…read more

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Back to school resources for every classroom


It’s that time of year again and PBS NewsHour Extra has got you covered for great back to school lesson plans and resources for every…read more

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Brown v. Board of Education, the story of Prince Edward County schools – Lesson Plan

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May 17, 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision “Brown v. Board of Education.” Continue reading

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Prisoner swap for American soldier sparks controversy


DOWNLOAD VIDEO The U.S. government recently made a deal with the Taliban to exchange the last remaining American soldier in Taliban custody for five Taliban…read more

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