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Lesson plan: Do midterm elections matter?

Lesson Plan

In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will gain an understanding of midterm elections and discuss reasons why voter turnout remains low. Continue reading

Fun facts about Clinton and Trump – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Here’s some information on where the candidates stand on the issues as well as some fun facts you probably didn’t know. Continue reading

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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