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Lesson plan: The State of the Union Address

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The goals of this NewsHour lesson are to teach students about the history and purpose of the State of the Union and how to evaluate the speech. Continue reading

Teaching Moment: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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Watch NewsHour reporters’ recap of Thursday’s testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh. Then listen and discuss students’ reactions from around the country before Thursday’s hearing. Continue reading

Study guide: What is in the GOP tax bill

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Help your students understand what’s in the current GOP tax plan and how it may impact them. Continue reading

Are there congressional and gubernatorial elections still left in 2017? Hint: YES!

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On Nov. 7, 2017, two governors’ races will take place in New Jersey and Virginia and a special election for U.S. House of Representatives will be held in Utah. A U.S. Senate race will take place in Alabama on Dec. 12, 2017. Seven special elections for Congress will have taken place in 2017. Continue reading

After weeks of secrecy, Senate health care bill to be released to public

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After spending weeks drafting a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act behind closed doors, Republican leaders in the Senate announced that they would release it to the rest of the Congress and the public on June 22, 2017. Continue reading

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