2016 Election

March 5, 2017
Quiz   1. Attorney General Jeff Sessions found himself in some difficulty recently because: a) he has been using a private email server b) he lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his…
November 18, 2016
  To the Teacher: The election has brought up strong feelings for many students, and, created tension in some schools. This activity aims to help students create a classroom and school community…
November 9, 2016
To the teacher: In this activity, students share their feelings about the election, have a listening circle, and then participate in a community-building activity. The activity requires sticky…
November 4, 2016
The 2016 presidential election season has been an especially harsh and bitter one, filled with offensive language, bigotry, sexism and misogyny, bullying, and taunts. Many  groups and communities…
October 16, 2016
Quiz   The following quotations are from the two major party candidates for the presidency. Can you tell which ones are from Donald Trump and which are from Hillary Clinton? "Imagine your paycheck…
October 11, 2016
To the Teacher: The presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on October 9, 2016, raised some important but difficult issues about sexism and sexual assault. Many students either…
October 2, 2016
  Introduction Ask the the class: How many of you watched the most recent presidential debate? How many either viewed a fact-checked broadcast or read a fact-checker report afterward? How many…
March 13, 2016
Introduction   Ask students to answer this true or false question about how presidential candidates are nominated by their parties: Each state holds a primary or a caucus, and delegates to the…
February 28, 2016
  Taxes are a central issue in the 2016 presidential campaign.  In fact, taxation almost always is an important issue in national elections because: a)  Taxation is one big way that we (through…
February 6, 2016
Introduction: Ask students what they know about where the 2016 presidential candidates stand on the issue of healthcare: What have they heard about Republicans' views on this issue? What about…