Government

Down-ballot voting and the role of local elections

Lesson Plan

Help students understand the importance of local elections and ballot measures with this lesson plan. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Presidential campaign advertisements

Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will discuss what makes advertisements effective and examine ads produced by the 2020 presidential campaigns. Continue reading

Seven engaging civics lesson plans

Lesson Plan

Looking for classroom resources for the 2020 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

Lesson plan: Decoding media bias

Lesson Plan

Students will view the We The Voters film “MediOcracy,” and then examine current news stories and how they’re covered by the three main cable news outlets. They will conclude by examining news stories for bias/point of view. Continue reading

Lesson plan: The State of the Union Address

Lesson Plan

Use this NewsHour lesson plan to evaluate the State of the Union speech and learn its history. Continue reading

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