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15 Great Digital Media Projects for the Presidential Election Season

presented by: KQED

I’m a high school social science teacher with many years of teaching experience (World History, U.S. History, and U.S. Government), and I am certain...

Debate Bingo and Other Essentials for the Second Presidential Debate

presented by: KQED

NFL players won’t be the only ones pummeling each other this Sunday night. Teach with the Lowdown Suggestions for nonfiction analysis, writing/...

What Would You Tell the Next President?

presented by: KQED

Letters to the Next President 2.0 asks students to take a stance on an election issue and share their experiences through written letters, videos, aud...

What Is the President’s Actual Job Description?

presented by: KQED

Presidential candidates make lots of campaign promises, but do they have the power to act on them once elected? This post and lesson plan ask students...

How Has Technology Changed the Way Candidates Run for President? – Lesson Plan

presented by: PBS NewsHour Extra

The purpose of this lesson plan from PBS Learning Media, called, “How Has Technology Changed the Way Candidates Run for President?” is to ...

Talking Across Divides: 10 Ways to Encourage Civil Classroom Conversation On Difficult Issues

presented by: New York Times Learning Network

The New York Times Learning Network has put together a great list of activities and actions you can take to talk about difficult issues with students...

Media Literacy: How to Watch the Debates

The debates provide rich teaching opportunities in social studies, language arts and media literacy. In addition to helping students understand the ro...

National Action Civics Collaborative: Action Civics Toolbox

The National Action Civics Collaborative (NACC) is an expanding network of practitioners and researchers whose mission is to implement Action Civics i...

Teaching Presidential Elections (from NAMLE and Teaching for Democracy Alliance)

presented by: The National Association for Media Literacy Education

View the archive of this NAMLE and the Teaching for Democracy Alliance co-streamed webinar about Teaching Presidential Elections, which originally...

From Research to Public Voice: Supporting Youth’s Writing for Civic Advocacy

presented by: Educator Innovator

Youth’s research into civic issues that engage their interests and ignite their passions can represent powerful learning experiences. Yet the genre ...