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The legacy of Cuba’s Fidel Castro

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Fidel Castro, the 90-year old communist leader of Cuba, died on Friday. He had ruled the country with a firm grip for nearly half a century, withstanding a 50-year long U.S. economic embargo and multiple assassination attempts. Continue reading

Decode the Electoral College and predict the next president – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Let your students predict the next president with the Electoral Decoder, an interactive cartogram. Students will look at how the Electoral College has affected presidential…read more

Presidential Campaign Advertisements 2016 Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will discuss what makes advertisements effective and examine ads produced by the 2016 presidential campaigns. Continue reading

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

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