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How felony convictions affect voting rights

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In this PBS NewsHour EXTRA lesson plan, learn how people in Florida with felony records are fighting to regain their voting rights and Reverend William Barber’s plan to fight voter suppression. Continue reading

Teen reporters interview Senate candidates about gun control and immigration

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If you were born in 2000, there’s a good chance you will be eligible to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab’s Mason Berger reports on how organizations in Florida are trying to mobilize young voters around issues like the cost of college and gun violence. 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

Monitoring the Midterms: Why Arizona, Nevada and Florida are worth watching

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Have your students choose the most relevant and interesting races to watch in the 2018 midterm elections. They should start with their own local and state elections! Continue reading

What can we learn from the Stoneman school shooting?

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This NewsHour Extra lesson provides teachers with a summary and discussion questions about Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed. Continue reading

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