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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

Seven engaging civics lesson plans

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Looking for classroom resources for the 2018 midterm elections? Check out these 7 videos on key issues like political parties, voting rights, media bias and the importance of local & state elections. Continue reading

Know Your Vote, Know the Issues – Lesson Plan

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Every election year and for years after elections, there are several major issues that persistently trouble Americans. Every election year, politicians pledge that they will address these issues, and nearly every year they fall short of many peoples’ expectations. In this lesson, we examine problems surrounding health care costs, funding higher education and preserving social security. Then, students look at how the current presidential candidates are proposing to address these issues, and formulate a short media presentation. Continue reading

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

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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

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