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Election Lesson Plans, Political Campaign Lesson Plans, Teacher Resources, teaching resources, theme, unit, educator, education resources, resource, printables, worksheets. Political Affiliation Quiz. Political Typology Quiz. The ReDistricting Game. Participatory Citizen or Slacker—Which One Will You Be? Anticipatory Set:Ask students to think of popular songs often heard on the radio.

Participatory Citizen or Slacker—Which One Will You Be?

List these song titles together. Ask students to select one song they are familiar with and have them sing it silently to themselves. When they have finished, ask them to write down the main message of the song in two or three lines on a piece of paper large enough that others can read it from their seat when it is posted on the wall (e.g., “White America” by Eminem – Being racist, sexist and homophobic is okay if it sells records. Kids like what I say because that's what our “white” country is all about.) When students have finished, ask them to post these on the wall at eye-level height. Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy. "Political Socialization" Activity - Barnes@LHS. Election Update: Women Are Defeating Donald Trump.

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Election Update: Women Are Defeating Donald Trump

Sign up here. A series of national polls released on Tuesday showed Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by margins ranging from 5 to 11 percentage points — except for the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times tracking poll, which defiantly continues to show Trump up by 2 points. There isn’t yet enough data from after Sunday night’s debate to really gauge its impact, however. For that matter, the polls may not yet have fully caught up to the effects of the release on Friday of a 2005 videotape, which showed Trump making vulgar comments about women and condoning unwanted sexual conduct toward women.

For the time being, Clinton’s lead is holding at about 6 percentage points in our polls-only model, which gives her an 84 percent chance of winning the White House. More Politics But while we’re in something of a wait-and-see mode, one demographic split caught my eye. Here’s a quick way to estimate it. Watch Primaries Online. Big Sky, Big Money. North Carolina Passes the Country’s Worst Voter Suppression Law. A police officer watches over demonstrators near the state legislature during "Moral Monday" protests at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, June 24, 2013.

North Carolina Passes the Country’s Worst Voter Suppression Law

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome) I’ve been in Texas this week researching the history of the Voting Rights Act at the LBJ Library. As I’ve been studying how the landmark civil rights law transformed American democracy, I’ve also been closely following how Republicans in North Carolina—parts of which were originally covered by the VRA in 1965—have made a mockery of the law and its prohibition on voting discrimination. Late last night, the North Carolina legislature passed the country’s worst voter suppression law after only three days of debate. And that’s just the start of it. “I want you to understand what this bill means to people,” said Representative Mickey Michaux (D-Durham), the longest-serving member of the North Carolina House and a veteran of the civil rights movement who grew up in the Jim Crow South.