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Racism, coded language and the “politics of distraction” in U.S. history

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Use this NewsHour lesson to discuss how President Trump’s tweets serve the “politics of distraction” and how racist language has been used as an intentional device to divide the country throughout U.S. history. Continue reading

Mueller makes statement to say report doesn’t clear Trump

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn more about Special Counsel’s Robert Mueller’s first public appearance since his appointment two years ago, and why the report continues to divide political leaders and members of the public. Continue reading

#MonitoringTheMidterms: How gerrymandering impacts your vote

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Use this lesson plan to learn more about how gerrymandering impacts your vote. Continue reading

Monitoring the midterms: Political parties continuing role in U.S. elections

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What issues will inspire voters to turn out to vote in November? Check out NewsHour Extra’s “Monitoring the Midterms” classroom series ahead of the 2018 midterms. Continue reading

Can Republicans and Democrats learn to work together?

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Partisan politics in the U.S. Congress has been on the rise since the 1990s. Continue reading

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