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President George H.W. Bush’s life as a public servant

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Students will learn about the life of President George H.W. Bush in this PBS NewsHour lesson plan. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: How to create a balanced budget — it’s a ‘Balancing Act’

Lesson Plan

How do we know that our government is fulfilling its duties to us, the public? How do we decide what those duties are? As efforts to pass the federal budget get underway, students will have the power to re-prioritize how money is spent using the interactive tool Balancing Act. What changes will they make? Continue reading

“We Polked you in ’44, we shall Pierce you in ’52!” Presidential Campaign Slogans

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Slogans are a critical aspect of a political campaign: In just a few words, they must summarize the candidate’s brand and win over voters. How well do you know presidential campaign slogans from history? Continue reading

Meet some of the women candidates who preceded Hillary Clinton for president

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While Hillary Clinton remains the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, previous female candidates have also sought the nation’s highest office. Continue reading

How has technology changed the way candidates run for president? – Lesson Plan

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Subject(s) Social studies, U.S. Government, Civics Estimated Time: Two to three 45-minute class periods Grade Level 7-12 Objective Students will: Examine the role of the…read more

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