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Defense Secretary Mattis departs President’s cabinet

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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?

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

Seven engaging civics lesson plans

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Looking for classroom resources for the 2018 midterm 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

Know Your Vote, Know the Issues – Lesson Plan

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Every election year and for years after elections, there are several major issues that persistently trouble Americans. Every election year, politicians pledge that they will address these issues, and nearly every year they fall short of many peoples’ expectations. In this lesson, we examine problems surrounding health care costs, funding higher education and preserving social security. Then, students look at how the current presidential candidates are proposing to address these issues, and formulate a short media presentation. Continue reading

FBI investigates new set of Clinton-related emails

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Essential question How important do you think the last week of campaigning is in a presidential election? The Federal Bureau of Investigation told…read more

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