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Campaign for Afterschool Toolkit

presented by: Afterschool Alliance

Election season presents an important opportunity to put afterschool on the radar of policy makers and the public in a visible and meaningful way. Dur...

A New School Year And Our Greatest Fear

presented by: Teaching Channel

In this blog post for Tchers’ Voice, 2014 National Teacher of the Year and current Teaching Channel Laureate Sean McComb reflects on how teacher...

L2P 2.0 at Classroom 2.0 Live

Christina Cantrill from the National Writing Project joined this Classroom 2.0 webinar to give a sneak preview of the Letters to the Next President 2...

A Guide to Debates in the Classroom from PBS Election Central

presented by: PBS Education: Election Central

PBS Education has partnered with EXPLO and the Commission on Presidential Debates to create the enclosed debate tool kit for classroom use. This tool ...

Teaching Election 2016 Part 1: What Should I Do In My Classroom?

As teachers prepare to return to the classroom this fall, especially social studies teachers, they face a serious problem. How do you teach about the ...

Make a Plan Through Play

presented by: Educator Innovator

We encourage you to make a plan by playing the Letters to the Next President 2.0 Scavenger Hunt. Join educators from across the country who are makin...

Argumentative Writing Helps Students Become Participants in the Real World

This blog post from Casey Olsen, a secondary English teacher affiliated with the Montana Writing Project, touches on the importance of argument writin...

Election 2016 Resources from Teaching Tolerance

This set of Election 2016 resources from Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, grew out of the responses of 2,000 teachers...

Verifying Breaking News

This lesson plan from Facing History and Ourselves provides a range of resources for educators who want to support students in answering the following...

How did first-time voters see this year’s conventions?

presented by: PBS NewsHour Extra

The Student Reporting Labs team covered the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, exploring each host city to find a diverse range of youth ...