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Lesson Plan: Income Inequality in the United States

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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Inventions: How do innovation and design help people with disabilities?

Lesson Plan

Students will learn about the role of inventions in improving accessibility for people with disabilities and create a paper or cardboard prototype of their own invention. Continue reading

A collection of pins are seen on a cart during a campaign rally for Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Santa Cruz, California, U.S., May 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam

“We Polked you in ’44, we shall Pierce you in ’52!” Presidential Campaign Slogans

Lesson Plan

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

DURHAM, NC - MAY 11:  A gender neutral sign is posted outside a bathrooms at Oval Park Grill on May 11, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. Debate over transgender bathroom access spreads nationwide as the U.S. Department of Justice countersues North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory from enforcing the provisions of House Bill 2 (HB2) that dictate what bathrooms transgender individuals can use.  (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

How a Kentucky school is handling transgender bathroom policy

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Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky became the first public school in the state to adopt an official policy for transgender students two years ago. Continue reading

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Climate Change and Your Community

Lesson Plan

Ninety-seven percent of scientists currently agree that global surface temperatures have increased over recent decades and that these trends are almost certainly due to human activities.…read more

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