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Decode the Electoral College and predict the next president – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Let your students predict the next president with the Electoral Decoder, an interactive cartogram. Students will look at how the Electoral College has affected presidential…read more

Lesson Plan: To Vote or Not to Vote

Lesson Plan

Why is voting an important responsibility for citizens? Less than 60 percent of eligible voters voted in the 2012 general election. Yet, for other Americans, voting is a very meaningful, almost sacred duty. In this lesson, students will view three short films that explore the importance of voting. Continue reading

Trump criticized for response to Muslim military family

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is being roundly criticized for his response to a speech given at the Democratic National Convention last week by the parents of Army Captain Humayun Khan, a Muslim American soldier killed in the Iraq War. Continue reading

President Obama talks guns at PBS town hall

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President Obama answered a question about gun policy following PBS NewsHour’s town hall on June 1 in Elkhart, Indiana. Continue reading

Take a poll, debate the issue: Gun policy

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Where do students stand on gun policy? In this lesson plan, have students take a poll before and after they debate the issue to see if their views change. Continue reading

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