2016 Election

March 5, 2017

Students discuss key issues in the evolving story over links between the Trump administration and Russia with a short quiz, reading, and discussion.  

November 18, 2016

This activity aims to help students create a classroom and school community that is safe, welcoming and supportive, despite some turmoil in the outside world.   

November 9, 2016

In this activity, students share their feelings about the election, have a listening circle, and then participate in a community-building activity.     

November 4, 2016

The 2016 election has caused anxiety among many students, as well as a surge in bullying and harassment in many schools. We provide suggestions for supporting students and strengthening your classroom community in these challenging times.  

October 16, 2016

After a quick quiz, students learn about the candidates' tax proposals and discuss our nation's complex and contentious tax policies.   

October 11, 2016

Updated: The presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on October 9, 2016, raised some important but difficult issues about sexism and sexual assault. In this activity, students learn about and discuss the controversy, hear and discuss Michelle Obama's comments about it, share...

October 2, 2016

Are the candidates telling the truth? Students learn tips for fact-checking and research campaign issues they're most interested in.  

March 13, 2016

Do superdelegates subvert democracy? This brief activity includes quizzes, background and discussion on the controversy over superdelegates in the 2016 presidential election.   

February 28, 2016

Students learn some basic tax terminology, explore different candidates' tax plans, and take a short quiz on taxes.  

February 6, 2016

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has reopened discussion about what would it take to get truly universal healthcare in the U.S. This lesson, which includes two student readings and discussion questions, examines the debate over Sanders' proposal for a "single-payer" national healthcare system...