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

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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

Political Parties: Two is Company, Three’s a Crowd – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

The Founders did not intend to create a two-party system and yet that is exactly what has thrived in American history. In this lesson, students watch the We The Voters film “American Party Animals” to better understand the two-party system, and then break into groups to study the role of third-party candidates. Continue reading

Political commentators on presidential candidates’ behavior

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Political columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks, who usually fall on different sides of the political spectrum, agreed on Friday that Donald Trump’s behavior in recent days has harmed his campaign. Continue reading

Gerrymandering and partisan politics in the U.S.

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The practice of drawing congressional district lines to benefit one political party over another is known as gerrymandering and dates back to the 19th century. Continue reading

Why #Election2016 is confounding many voters

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For an inside view into the choice facing voters, six Northern Virginia residents shared their thoughts on the presidential election, including whether or not the U.S. will become more unified in years to come. Continue reading

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