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This Teaching Idea provides students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of democracy and a framework for making meaning of news stories about the tensions and conflicts in democracies today.
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The full text of a law prohibiting marriage between two persons of different races in 1913. This text is part of the resource Resistance to Anti-Miscegenation Laws .
Eloise Gordon is an 8th grade student at Stanley British Primary School in Denver, Colorado. On May 8, 2013, she addressed teachers, students, and community members at the fifth annual Facing History and Ourselves Benefit Dinner in Denver. At the event, she talked about how studying the Holocaust in her Facing History and Ourselves class helped her connect with her own personal history. Below is an edited version of her speech.
While young people have a huge stake in US elections, historically they don’t show up when it comes time to vote. These teaching ideas allow students to explore youth voter turnout trends and how young people are trying to change them.