Where do the 2020 presidential candidates stand on climate change? And why is the issue getting more attention in 2020 than in past elections? Students explore the issue, the candidates, and the social movements that are helping to drive the debate through readings, discussion, and activities.
The 2020 presidential election is a major teachable moment for young people – and a huge opportunity to engage students in the issues that will shape their lives. But will teachers be able to take advantage of it?
The answer depends on you.
Students learn what gerrymandering is and why it poses a problem for U.S. democracy, and consider recent attempts to combat the practice.
Students consider the history of "dog-whistle" politics and whether the current campaign season marks a break from the past practice by making racial references overt.
Polls show that a high percentage of voters are dissatisfied with the 2016 presidential nominees of both major parties. And yet, as in past years, third parties have struggled to gain a foothold. In this lesson, students learn about U.S. election laws that make it difficult for third parties to...
In this brief Teachable Instant classroom activity, students find out about the Libertarian Party candidates on the 2016 presidential ballot, and discuss where libertarians stand on the issues.
In this brief lesson, students learn about and discuss the controversy over Hillary Clinton's private email system as U.S. Secretary of State.
In this brief activity, students take a quick quiz on voter access, then discuss the debate over this issue, including Hillary Clinton's recent proposal to make voter registration automatic.
Students learn about "demographics" and exit polls, examine exit polls from the 2012 election, and create their own school poll.
Students discuss the history of voting rights and the current push to restrict voting, including the arguments for and against.