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.
Voting Is Essential by Rick Blasing "For what avail the plough or sail, Or land, or life, if freedom fail? " Ralph Waldo Emerson The approaching election provides an opportunity to examine anew the chronic proportions of nonvoting in the United States. Social studies teachers have a unique opportunity to influence potential young voters by helping students develop an awareness of what is at stake in any given election--local and state as well as national. 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) Conduct a class vote for a current political candidate with only boys voting.
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Farley, a veteran journalist, says we've had fake news forever and that "people have always been trying to manipulate information for their own ends," but she calls what we're seeing now "Fake news with a capital F. " In other words, extreme in its ambition for financial gain or political power. "Before, the biggest concern was, 'Are people being confused by opinion; are people being tricked by spin? ' " Now, Farley says, the stakes are much higher.
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