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High school students sit in the bleachers of a gymnasium where Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump was speaking at a campaign rally in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, October 10, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSROD2

How teachers and students discuss the election in the classroom


Ahead of the third and final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, educators around the country have found themselves struggling to teach and discuss this turbulent election in the classroom. Continue reading


Political commentators on presidential candidates’ behavior


Political columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks, who usually fall on different sides of the political spectrum, agreed on Friday that Donald Trump’s behavior in recent days has harmed his campaign. Continue reading

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Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Solar Cars and S’mores

Lesson Plan

In the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab video, “Man on a mission: Climate change vs. man-made automobile” students learn how solar powered cars can help reduce our carbon footprint. Continue reading

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Hosting a Presidential Debate – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Analyze campaign issues and practice formal debate procedures and elements of logic with this lesson. Continue reading

Salesman Ryan Martinez clears the chamber of an AR-15 at the "Ready Gunner" gun store In Provo, Utah, U.S. in Provo, Utah, U.S., June 21, 2016. Massachusetts will ban the sale of "copycat" assault-style weapons similar to those increasingly used in mass shootings, state Attorney General Maura Healey, said July 20, 2016. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo - RTSIXLF

Election issue: Clinton and Trump on gun control


Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different approaches to the issue of gun control. Continue reading

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