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Rock the Vote's Democracy Class is a one-period, civics education lesson plan that teaches high school students about the importance of voting, the history behind it, and registers them to vote. The program uses popular culture, video, a mock election, and classroom discussion to excite students about participating in our democracy and enable them to recognize the power that comes with voting.

Educators can download the materials needed to teach Democracy Class for free from http://rtvote.com/i7TIcv

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Was the Constitution Pro-Slavery? The Changing View of Frederick Douglass

By Robert Cohen
Many have questioned whether the document on which our nation is based sanctioned slavery. But renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who originally condemned the Constitution, came to view it in a much different light.

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April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

This webinar will introduce the sociology learning goals for College, Career and Civic ready students. In the first half of the webinar, sociologists will provide an overview of the four learning goals, the assessable competencies for each of the goals, and the connections to the C3 framework. In the second half, the directors of the American Sociological Association's High School program will present sample lessons.

Fee: $25 members/$50 non-members

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April 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Youth interest in politics, government, and current issues is at an all time high nationwide. However, civic education is minimized in curricula across the country and as a result students have few opportunities to engage with the controversial issues which inform their world and are most relevant to them. 

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May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

History and social studies educators often face the challenge of how to engage in the study of difficult histories with students. Although best practice in the field of Holocaust studies maintains that primary sources should be a central component of any study of the Holocaust, research demonstrates that most high school history and social studies teachers feel unprepared to teach the subject both in regards to historical content, and curation of primary sources. 

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