Civics

Lesson plan: The State of the Union Address

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The goals of this NewsHour lesson are to teach students about the history and purpose of the State of the Union and how to evaluate the speech. Continue reading

Monitoring the Midterms: Voter ID laws and America’s history of voter suppression

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO   Directions: Read the summary with your students, watch the video (if helpful, follow along with the transcript) and then answer the discussion questions.…read more

Jamal Khashoggi’s legacy and freedom of the press

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Freedom of the press is legally protected by the First Amendment in the Constitution. What other professions are specifically named or protected in the Constitution? Why do you think this was the case? Continue reading

#MonitoringTheMidterms: FBI investigation into Kavanaugh wraps up

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Use this lesson with your students to discuss Thursday’s news that the FBI has wrapped up their investigation on sexual misconduct accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Continue reading

Study guide: Supreme Court ruling on the travel ban

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In a 5-4 decision last week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected challenges to President Donald Trump’s third travel ban — aimed at mostly Muslim countries. Continue reading

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