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Making Civics Real: Workshop 2: Other Lessons. Other Lessons Blasing, a social studies instructor at LaCrosse High School, LaCrosse, Kansas, who also serves as a part-time faculty member in the social science department at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kansas, describes a lesson plan to help students formulate their own political opinions in an election campaign through a critical examination of political advertisements, candidate debates, and political cartoons.

Making Civics Real: Workshop 2: Other Lessons

Voting Is Essential by Rick Blasing "For what avail the plough or sail, Or land, or life, if freedom fail? " Ralph Waldo Emerson. Suffrage Strategies: Voices for Votes - Procedure - Lesson Plans - For Teachers (Library of Congress) Back to Lesson Plans Lesson Procedure Lesson 1: Motivational, Brainstorming, and Vocabulary Activities Motivational Student Activity (10-15 minutes)

Suffrage Strategies: Voices for Votes - Procedure - Lesson Plans - For Teachers (Library of Congress)

U. S. Electoral College: U.S. Voting & Election Resources. Powerful Explorations - Government Lessons. The Living Room Candidate. National Legislative Service, Washington D.C. The location of our Washington, D.C. office allows us to monitor all legislation affecting veterans, alert VFW membership to key legislation under consideration and to actively lobby Congress and the administration on veterans' issues.

National Legislative Service, Washington D.C.

Everything we do on Capitol Hill is with the VFW’s priority goals and veterans' well-being in mind. With the strength of the more than 1.7 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries, our voice on “the Hill” cannot be ignored! Presidential Election Project. How the Republican Party went from Lincoln to Trump. SGAP LobbyListicle Infographic to Disc. Electoral Dysfunction. Electoral Dysfunction Classroom Edition. 2016 Presidential Election Interactive Map.

RealClearPolitics - 2016 Election Maps - Create Your Own President Map. Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight uses statistical analysis — hard numbers — to tell compelling stories about politics, sports, science, economics and culture. Blue Feed, Red Feed. What is this?

Blue Feed, Red Feed

Recent posts from sources where the majority of shared articles aligned “very liberal” (blue, on the left) and “very conservative” (red, on the right) in a large Facebook study. In 2015, the journal Science published a research paper by Facebook scientists (Bakshy, Eytan; Messing, Solomon; Adamic, Lada, 2015, “Replication Data for: Exposure to Ideologically Diverse News and Opinion on Facebook”, Harvard Dataverse, V2) which looked at how a subset of the social network’s users reacted to the news appearing in their feeds. For six months, Facebook tracked and analyzed the content shared by 10.1 million of its users (who were anonymized). Balanced news, issues and opinions, media bias ratings, political news.

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