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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

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Asian Pacific History

San Francisco is the location of the 97th NCSS Annual Conference, November 17-19, 2017. The conference will include sessions and tours focused on the rich and varied history of the Asian American experience along the West Coast.  Moreover, the city is "resource central" on this subject, as home of the Asian Art Museum, the Chinese Historical Society of America, and the Center for Asian Pacific Studies (USF). Plan to join us in San Francisco this fall.

High School Lesson (article PDF) from Social Education
Free article: “Confucianism on the Comeback”

Middle Level Lesson (whole-issue PDF) from Middle Level Learning
Free article: “Leaders of Recent Nonviolent Revolutions (Corazon Aquino, etc.)”

Elementary Lesson (article PDF) from Social Studies and the Young Learner
Free article: "Learning Beyond the School Walls: Fieldwork in Singapore, Grades 1-6"

Resources on the Electoral College

On Monday, December 19, 2016, the members of the Electoral College in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia met to cast their votes for President and Vice President. Here are some resources to help introduce and discuss the Electoral College in class.


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