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Top Teaching Tips for the Election

Find the free lessons and resources you need to help you teach about the election.

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Citizens, Not Spectators is a voter education program designed to increase the voting rate among young Americans by providing engaging voter education to students in grades 4-12. The curriculum...
News Stories on the Election from PBS NewsHour

Today's News, Tomorrow's Lesson delivers news to your classroom from the PBS NewsHour team. Each lesson includes a short video, an essential question, extension activities, key terms and warm up and critical thinking questions designed for middle and high school students....

Visit PBS NewsHour Extra for more education resources designed to help teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major...

Visit PBS NewsHour Extra for more education resources designed to help teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major national and...

Visit PBS NewsHour Extra for more education resources designed to help teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major...

(Editor’s note: Note that this video includes references to inappropriate language and should be reviewed before showing to your class.)

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Visit PBS NewsHour Extra for more education resources designed to help teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major national and...

Visit PBS NewsHour Extra for more education resources designed to help teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major...

Visit PBS NewsHour Extra for more education resources designed to help teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major national and...

Visit PBS NewsHour Extra for more education resources designed to help teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major national and...

Visit PBS NewsHour Extra for more education resources designed to help teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major national and...

Essential question

What will the presidential candidates focus on in their final two months before Election Day?

Labor Day...

On the final night at the Demo­c­ra­tic National Con­ven­tion, a Mus­lim Amer­i­can cou­ple named Khizr and Ghaz­ala Khan came to the stage and deliv­ered a patri­otic...

Visit PBS NewsHour Extra for more education resources designed to help teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major...

Essential question

What are some effective ways to voice your opinion on issues you care about?

The Democratic National Convention began on Monday amid...

Essential question

Why do you think Hillary Clinton is seen as a polarizing figure by many voters?

Hillary Clinton has spent roughly half of her life in...

Essential question

How might a person’s childhood influence who he or she is as an adult?

Born and raised in Queens, New York, to a family of privilege...

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Essential question

Why is civics education important for a democracy?

The 2016 presidential race has made teaching high school civics more...

Essential question

What role does compromise play within a political party in a presidential election year?

After becoming the presumptive Republican...

Essential question

What are some problems with the current presidential election process?


As the primary season starts to draw to a close,...

Essential question

In what ways do politicians running for the same office try to set themselves apart from their opponents?

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