Presidency

Election 2016 challenges civics teachers

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The 2016 presidential race has made teaching high school civics more difficult, particularly regarding some of the comments students have heard candidates make along the campaign trail. Continue reading

PBS NewsHour hosts town hall with President Obama

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The PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill hosted a special event, ‘Questions for President Obama,’ on June 1 in Elkart, Indiana. Elkart was the first city Obama visited after he was elected president in 2008. Continue reading

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Highlights from State of the Union Address — Lesson Plan

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Students will discuss the elements of a successful political speech and watch President Obama’s State of the Union address. Continue reading

Barack Obama: How does he decide? How does he lead?

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In the second of four installments on how the presidential candidates would lead, Margaret Warner talks to people who have worked closely with Obama over…read more

John McCain: How Does He Make Decisions? How Would He Lead?

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In the first installment of a series on how the presidential candidates would lead if elected, Judy Woodruff finds out how he makes decision from…read more

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