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Study guide: William Barr’s nomination for attorney general

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Use this NewsHour lesson to learn more about the nomination of William Barr for United States attorney general. Continue reading

Monitoring the Midterms: Should the voting age be 16?

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Vote16DC is a coalition made up of youth and adults in Washington D.C. with one goal in mind: to lower the voting age to 16. This issue is sure to generate some debate in your class, especially ahead of the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. Continue reading

How Trump’s persistence on voter fraud accusations could affect voting rights

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President Trump repeated the unproven claim this week that millions of illegal votes were cast in the presidential election and says he will order a federal investigation to look into the matter. 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

Lesson Plan: To Vote or Not to Vote

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Why is voting an important responsibility for citizens? Less than 60 percent of eligible voters voted in the 2012 general election. Yet, for other Americans, voting is a very meaningful, almost sacred duty. In this lesson, students will view three short films that explore the importance of voting. Continue reading

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