2018 midterms

Monitoring the Midterms: Manafort, Cohen and political corruption

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For the latest on the 2018 midterm elections, check out NewsHour Extra’s #MonitoringTheMidterms series, a set of classroom resources that encourages critical thinking among educators and students. Continue reading

Monitoring the Midterms: Should the voting age be 16?

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Vote16DC is a coalition made up of youth and adults in Washington D.C. with one goal in mind: to lower the voting age to 16. This issue is sure to generate some debate in your class, especially ahead of the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. Continue reading

Monitoring the midterms: Political parties continuing role in U.S. elections

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What issues will inspire voters to turn out to vote in November? Check out NewsHour Extra’s “Monitoring the Midterms” classroom series ahead of the 2018 midterms. Continue reading

Monitoring the midterms: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other primary result indicators

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Interested in clear, unbiased news coverage for your students on the 2018 midterm elections? Check out NewsHour Extra’s resources on what the primaries could mean for the Democratic Party, especially 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in New York. June’s primaries also went well for President Trump’s candidates. Continue reading

Monitoring the midterms: 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

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