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March For Our Lives: Ways to debrief with students this week

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While other events make the news headlines, the March For Our Lives is likely still playing a key part in your students’ lives, even those who may not have attended any events over the weekend. Use these videos and student voice pieces to debrief on the March and discuss next steps forward. Continue reading

‘We were there. We were making history.’ Students reflect on the March For Our Lives

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From registering voters to student reporting, from the role of race to the underrepresentation of trans youth voices, five students share their reflections on the March For Our Lives. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Do midterm elections matter?

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

Gerrymandering, or how drawing irregular lines can impact an election

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Most states have some rules for redrawing district lines, but cases of gerrymandering in order to give one party an electoral advantage over the other remain widespread. Continue reading

Filibuster, cloture and the nuclear option in the Senate explained

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A filibuster is a parliamentary procedure in which debate over a proposed piece of legislation is extended, obstructing progress in a legislative assembly and delaying or even preventing a vote altogether. Continue reading

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