Election 2016

Barr report divides public opinion

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn more about the Mueller report and why its findings may further divide political leaders and members of the public. Continue reading

Trump’s government shutdown speech through a media literacy lens

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will analyze President Trump’s primetime speech about immigration and the government shutdown. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Bot or not? How fake social media accounts could influence voting

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Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts called ‘bots’ have been used to try to influence public opinion—and not always for the better. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton on sexism, racism and Trump’s foreign policy deficits

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Hillary Clinton, the former senator, secretary of state, first lady and presidential candidate published her memoir, “What Happened,” last week about the 2016 presidential election in which she lost to Donald Trump. Continue reading

How Trump’s persistence on voter fraud accusations could affect voting rights

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President Trump repeated the unproven claim this week that millions of illegal votes were cast in the presidential election and says he will order a federal investigation to look into the matter. Continue reading

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