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What’s the Point of Political Party Platforms?

presented by: KQED

If you want to cut through some of the election spin and get an idea of what each political party “officially” stands for, party platforms are a g...

It’s Elementary! Writing letters to the next president in the primary grades

presented by: National Writing Project

You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. When I was the counselor at a small, elementary school in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Phila...

Teaching With Cartoons – A Visual History Of Donkeys, Elephants, Parties, & Politics

This post from the ASIDE blog – Innovation and Design in Education – which is curated by educators Mercer Hall and Patricia A. Russac, giv...

The Presidential Convention and Nomination Process: A Cartoon Guide

presented by: KQED

Comic journalist Andy Warner explain the race for the nomination in this cartoon guide for KQED’s The Lowdown. Warner provides information about...

Teaching Debate and Media Literacy in a Polarized Political Climate

presented by: Educator Innovator

In this hangout, participants asked what impact the current political climate, often characterized by its divisiveness, has on teaching debate and me...

Hosting a Presidential Debate

presented by: PBS Education: Election Central

Students will watch one of the 2016 debates and then hold a debate of their own focusing on the major issues that emerged from that debate. Students w...

The General Election

presented by: PBS Education: Election Central

Every four years, voters across the United States cast ballots to decide who will be the next president. This video helps students to make sense of th...

Youth Radio on-the-ground reporting from the National Conventions

presented by: Youth Radio

Young people from Youth Radio will provide on-the-ground reporting from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 18-20 and the Democratic ...

Make Cycle #5 Archive: Make a Video Letter with your Phone

presented by: Educator Innovator

The fourth summer Make Cycle for Letters to the Next President 2.0 encouraged us to make a short video that tells a story about how an election issue...

PBS Reporting Labs Video Letters

presented by: PBS NewsHour Extra

Encourage youth to talk about election issues that matter to them by producing a video letter to our next president. PBS NewsHour Student Reporting La...