Presidency

Explainer: Trump’s executive orders and the limits of presidential power

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In this lesson, explore the long-standing constitutional controversies around the power of executive orders. Continue reading

How the Electoral College and claims of voter fraud may complicate election 2020

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Listen to this podcast produced by EXTRA interns and discuss the electoral college and mail in voting. Continue reading

Seven engaging civics lesson plans

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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

Main takeaways from Robert Mueller’s testimony

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Use this NewsHour Extra lesson plan to examine the testimony of Robert Mueller during Wednesday’s House hearing. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Watergate and the limits of presidential power

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August 8, 2019, marks the 45th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Use this resource to teach young people about this period in U.S. history. Continue reading

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