U.S. government

Down-ballot voting and the role of local elections

Lesson Plan

Help students understand the importance of local elections and ballot measures with this lesson plan. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Decode the Electoral College and predict the next president

Lesson Plan

Let your students predict the next president with the Electoral Decoder, an interactive cartogram. Students will look at how the Electoral College has affected presidential…read more

Seven engaging civics lesson plans

Lesson Plan

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

Defense Secretary Mattis departs President’s cabinet

Video

Why have so many high-ranking members left the Trump administration in the last two years? In this NewsHour lesson, discuss why Secretary of Defense James Mattis resigned from President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Continue reading

Monitoring the midterms: Do midterm elections matter?

Lesson Plan

In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will gain an understanding of midterm elections and discuss reasons why voter turnout remains low. Continue reading

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