Elections

March 15, 2018
To The Teacher: In the United States, we believe that each person has one vote and that each vote counts equally among all other votes. However, gerrymandering—the practice of drawing district lines…
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…
September 4, 2016
  To the Teacher: This lesson includes two student readings. The first reading looks at possibilities for third parties in the U.S. and why historically it has been difficult for them to gain a…
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…
September 13, 2015
  Ask students what, if anything, they have heard about the debate over Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Elicit or explain that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was U.S. Secretary of…
June 7, 2015
Tell students that on June 4, 2015, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered a major speech advocating the expansion of voter access. Among other policy changes, Clinton called for…
November 12, 2012
  Objectives Students will be able to name different identity groups. Students will understand what demographic information is and why it is important. Students will examine the exit polls from…
October 4, 2012
  Learning Objectives Students will learn about the history of voting rights in the United States Students will learn about laws in certain states that make it harder for some people to vote…
October 4, 2012
Did your students watch the presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney on October 3? If not, see the New York Times for: Video highlights Transcript of the debate   Get a…
July 12, 2012
  By Marieke van Woerkom Objectives  Students will: share their associations with the term "democracy" come up with a working definition for democracy consider other forms of government…