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November 15, 2018

Finding a Curriculum to Address the Election Recounts

Florida unions have released a collection of voter-related materials, but curriculum addressing election recounts appears to be short supply.

November 06, 2018

Midterm Elections in the Classroom: Local Issues and Longstanding Themes

A Maryland educator has her students look at local elections through the lens of a local controversy—the opioid epidemic—and a national one, the debate over voter suppression.

November 05, 2018

Teaching the Midterm Elections: Voter Turnout and Its Implications

In the second of a three-part series, a Syracuse teacher has students look at voter turnout data and create local voting guides for their communities.

November 01, 2018

The Midterm Elections in the Classroom: Why They Matter, and How Teachers Are Preparing

In the kickoff of a blog series leading up to the midterm elections, Curriculum Matters explore how one teacher approached the topic of ballot initiatives.

October 30, 2018

The Slaughter in Pittsburgh Is Horrifying. What Can Schools Do to Prevent Another?

Anti-semitism is on the rise, young people know less about the Holocaust than older adults, and only a handful of states mandate by law the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide.

October 16, 2018

Senators Eye Changes to Federal History and Civics Grants

The change would require grantees to teach about the U.S. Constitution.

October 04, 2018

How Can Students Learn to Distinguish Misinformation From Real News?

In a new free instructional game designed to build media literacy in students, young people pretend they are managing a news site and how to tell fake news from real news.

October 03, 2018

When Was the Constitution Written? Most Americans Don't Know

A new poll reveals a troubling lack of basic knowledge of civics and U.S. history.

September 13, 2018

Constitution Day Is Here. Here's a Roundup of Lessons and Resources

At a time when Constitutional issues are very much in the news, teachers and national organizations are gearing up materials and events to help students sort out what makes the 231-year-old document relevant today.

August 27, 2018

More Than a Dream: How to Teach King's Famous, and Often Simplified, Speech

Two educators share ideas for teaching Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech on the 55th anniversary of its delivery on the National Mall.

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