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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

Student Alex Mathews attending a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Annandale, Va. Photo by Vicky Pasquantonio

Young people do care about being part of the democratic process

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On July 15, I joined hundreds of supporters, members of Congress and vice presidential nominee Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to see Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton speak at a rally in Northern Virginia. Continue reading

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Presidential Campaign Advertisements 2016 Lesson Plan

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

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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

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“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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