If we want young people to build knowledge about democracy, then we must help students develop a rich understanding of elections.Secondary Level Civics/Government
Campaign 2016: Turning Students into Voters Social Education Staff Social Education Staff
This list of noteworthy websites can be used to teach students about election issues and how to fact check campaign rhetoric, as well as the Electoral College and voting procedures.Secondary Level Civics/Government
The Contest for Control of the Senate: Key Races to Watch Social Education StaffTracking the Senate race in the classroom can spark a lesson on the Senate's role in shaping legislation, treaties, and judicial nominations, and on why a party's control matters. Civics/Government
Setting the Stage for Civil Discourse Karen Barss
The current divisive presidential election highlights the importance of teaching students the skills of constructive public discourse.
Invoking History in Today's Politics Jocelyn Stanton and Laura TavaresStudying the Weimar Republic that gave way to the fascist Third Reich can help students make connections between the past and present and understand how history can inform our choices today. Secondary Level World History
The U.S. Supreme Court: A Review of the Last Term, and a Look Ahead Catherine E. HawkeThe Supreme Court's most recent term featured hot-button issues like abortion and affirmative action. In the new term, the Court will address voting rights, fair housing, and the First Amendment's religion clauses. Secondary Level Law-Related
Do Not Throw Away Your Shot—Studying History with the Musical Hamilton Andrea S. LibrescoThe musical Hamilton offers rich opportunities for teaching about the American Revolution and the Constitution, but it can also serve as a springboard for teaching inquiry and historiography. Secondary Level US History
A Geographic Perspective for Analyzing Primary Sources Steve Jennings and Gale Olp EkissA set of questions developed as an analytical tool can energize and deepen student investigations of historical maps.s Geography
Teaching Comparative Religions in a Time of Crisis C. Frederick RisingerThe recommended websites offer guidelines, resources, and lesson plans on teaching about the origins, history, and core beliefs of religions.