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C-SPAN Classroom Deliberation: What are ways for youth to engage in politics?
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Statistically young Americans tend to have less political engagement and lower voter turnout than the general population. Developing these political...
C-SPAN Classroom Deliberation: How can the government better respond to natural disasters?
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
The responsibility of responding to natural disasters is shared by the local, state and national governments. With recent hurricanes, flooding and...
What is the best approach to US foreign policy in the 21st century?
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The United States’ role in the world has been a source of debate throughout the nation’s history. As the US has experienced growth and development in...
What is the Future of Space Travel?
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
This deliberation explores topical issues in the American space program, focusing on the broad areas of space policy priorities of the Trump...
Lesson Plan: Constitution Clips Scavenger Hunt
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
This lesson has students use C-SPAN's Constitution Clips to explore the provisions of the U.S. Constitution. Using their own devices in class or at...
Lesson Plan: Rights of the Accused
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
The Constitution guarantees certain rights for those individuals accused of a crime. These include rights contained within in the fourth, fifth and...
Lesson Plan: The Civil War Through American Art and Literature
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Smithsonian Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey revealed how the Civil War can be seen in works such as landscape paintings, literature and photographs. She...
Lesson Plan: Supreme Court Case Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
After wearing black armbands to school in protest of the Vietnam War, three students -- two of them siblings -- were suspended by the Des Moines...
Lesson Plan: The Red Scare and McCarthyism
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Following World War II, tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States increased. As the Cold War began, the spread of communism and Soviet...
Lesson Plan: Trade Policy: Tariffs and Free Trade
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
The arguments over trade policy often revolve around the decision to either increase tariffs or move towards more free trade. This current discussion...