In a close presidential election, the new state voter ID laws could have a real effect. In the presidential election this year, some states will require that voters show a photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, to be eligible to vote. What is more, the address on the ID needs to match […]
The upcoming presidential election provides an excellent opportunity to weave news, civics and public affairs directly into your curriculum. This election, in particular, is chock full of relevant themes and issues pretty much guaranteed to tie into the core concepts and standards you teach, and to provoke the attention and interest of your students. From broad […]
Let’s begin with some numbers: Every year, roughly 1.3 million students in the U.S. drop out of high school. That’s 7,000 students each day. More than 20 percent of California high school students drop out of school before graduation* More than one third of California’s African American public high school students didn’t graduate* Roughly 27 […]
Use news as a teaching tool and learn to create your own short videos in this free, hands-on two-part workshop led by KQED Education staff. We’ll cover basic multimedia production skills, talk about how to inspire students to create their own pieces, and go over additional creative ways of integrating news into the classroom. This […]
The battle over gay marriage in California has been epic, dramatic, and downright confusing. On the issue of whether same-sex couples can legally get married, there have been so many twists and turns, votes and court cases, that it’s gotten pretty hard to keep track of just where things stand … and what lies ahead. […]
On Monday, Americans commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Most of us know at least a little something about the man: he was an African American civil rights leader; he gave the “I Have a Dream” speech; he was assassinated for his efforts … and we get a day off in his […]
Bring news, civics and current affairs into the classroom with new KQED News Education resource, The Lowdown.
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