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Lesson Plans

Seven engaging civics lesson plans

March 8, 2020

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Looking for classroom resources for the 2020 elections? Check out these 7 video-based lessons on key issues like political parties, voting rights, media bias and local & state elections.

Lesson plan: Political parties – Two is company, three’s a crowd

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Lesson plan: To Vote or Not to Vote

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Lesson plan: Down-ballot voting and the role of local & state elections

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Lesson plan: Polling pitfalls

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Lesson Plan: Know Your Vote, Know the Issues

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Lesson Plan: Hosting a Presidential Debate

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Lesson Plan: Decoding Media Bias

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Media literacy education

What is media literacy?

Media literacy is the ability to access, evaluate and create all types of media, including news media.

All of NewsHour Classroom's resources contain lessons in media literacy, including questions like who produced the piece and what do you know about them?

Start by evaluating this video introducing NewsHour Classroom here.

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