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How the Deck is Stacked: Income Inequality in the U.S. – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

According to research by the Pew Research Center, the American middle class is shrinking and the gap between high-income and low-income households is growing. This lesson plan will introduce students to the reality of income inequality in America. Continue reading

“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

Are Teens Addicted to Technology?

Lesson Plan

What roles do social media and technology play in teens’ lives? Is it possible that teens are addicted to their phones? In this lesson plan, students will respond to PBS NewsHour’s Brief but Spectacular episode, “Teens on Tech.” Continue reading

Take a poll, debate the issue: Immigration

Lesson Plan

Where do students stand on immigration policy? In this lesson plan, have students take a poll before and after they debate the issue to see…read more

New York City students study ‘Hamilton,’ head to show

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About 20,000 public high school students from low-income neighborhoods across New York City will get the chance to see “Hamilton,” the hit Broadway hip-hop musical, this spring.
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