Presidential Election

Distance learning: PBS NewsHour classroom resources for students

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  Use these teacher-produced resources and lesson plans to create your own packets for students. We will keep this document updated, especially around current events.…read more

Here’s what students had to say about the Democratic debate

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Check out this PBS NewsHour Extra lesson plan on how students reacted to the Democratic debate. Continue reading

Study guide: Alabama and Missouri pass laws restricting access to abortion

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Use this NewsHour lesson with your students to learn more about the recent wave of state laws restricting abortion. Continue reading

​Trump complains about rigged election in final debate

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met for what was likely their last public meeting before Nov. 8 on Wednesday in Las Vegas. Continue reading

Debating Our Destiny: Do Presidential Debates Matter? – Lesson Plan

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The presidential debates have been an important part of the U.S. election process for decades, but how much do they really influence voters? In this lesson, students will watch video clips from PBS NewsHour’s “Debating Our Destiny” with Jim Lehrer, which includes famous debate moments as well as interviews with the candidates themselves. Continue reading

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