2016 Presidential Election

December 20, 2016
Quiz 1. What is the Electoral College? a) a school of higher learning, specializing in electronics b) a school of higher learning where students are taught primarily by lectures c) a voting system…
December 19, 2016
To the Teacher: The power of U.S. presidents doesn’t just come from their speeches or their legislative initiatives. Presidents also have the power to appoint high government officials -- including…
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…
November 14, 2016
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, educators are looking for ways to address students' anxieties, build the classroom and school community, counter bias and harassment, and address…
October 30, 2016
To the Teacher: Since the victories of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, politicians in the United States have generally avoided making explicitly racist appeals to voters. Instead, they have…
October 24, 2016
Objectives Students will:  Read a profile of an American voter this election season and attempt to step into their shoes Explore the difference between debate and dialogue Practice dialogue in a…
October 21, 2016
To The Teacher: The Republican Party often presents itself as "the party of Abraham Lincoln," the president who ended slavery in the United States. Over the past several decades, however, upwards of…
August 16, 2016
To the teacher:   This political season has generated extraordinary attention to the actual process by which presidential candidates are chosen.  The made-for-the-media candidacy of Donald Trump and…
July 4, 2016
To The Teacher: Hillary Clinton stands on the brink of becoming the country's first female president. If Clinton secures the Democratic Party nomination and wins the general election, her victory…
June 5, 2016
Quiz 1.  What is Johnson and Weld? a.  A manufacturer of health care products. b.  A national chain of metal fabricators. c.  A presidential ticket. d.  A pair of novelists nominated for the…