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How Can President Obama and the GOP Congress Work Together?

Do Now | November 14, 2014 | 334 Comments

How Can President Obama and the GOP Congress Work Together?

This month’s election brought sweeping victories for the Republican party, who secured control of the Senate, retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and made numerous gains in local and state governments. What are the challenges of a divided government?

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The Sad State of Voter Turnout in the U.S. … and California [Map]

News & Civics | November 10, 2014

The Sad State of Voter Turnout in the U.S. … and California [Map]

In case you weren’t paying attention, this was a big week for the Republican Party. On Election Day, the nation swung decidedly to the right. Here’s a map that illustrates voter turnout in the 2014 midterm elections, shown as a percentage of each state’s voting-age population.

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The State of Voting Rights in America: A 3-Part Comic Series

General | October 30, 2014

The State of Voting Rights in America: A 3-Part Comic Series

The upcoming midterms marks the first major nationwide election since the Supreme Court struck down a key piece of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act. The 2013 decision had an immediate impact, giving a handful of primarily southern states the green light to change their voting rules without first getting approval from the federal government.

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Should Voters Be Required to Show ID at the Polls?

Do Now | October 24, 2014 | 230 Comments

Should Voters Be Required to Show ID at the Polls?

You have to show an ID at the airport. You have to show it to buy alcohol. So what’s the big deal about showing it to vote? Should voters be required to show some form of identification when they show up to the polls?

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Why Should You Vote in an Election?

Do Now | October 10, 2014 | 432 Comments

Why Should You Vote in an Election?

The upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 4 have drawn renewed attention to the importance of the youth vote as well as the challenges that youth voters face. Why is it important for young people to vote?

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Unlimited Donations Means More Corruption

Civics in the Community | May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Unlimited Donations Means More Corruption

Do you think money plays a large role in politics? Last week, students discussed how much an individual could donate to political campaigns in our #DoNowCampaign post. We asked students, Is money a corrupting influence on politics, or merely an expression of free speech? Should there be limits on how much individuals and organizations can give to political candidates? Who will benefit the most or be hurt from new rules that do not limit how much money a person can give to candidates?

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Should Donors to Political Campaigns Be Allowed to Give in Unlimited Amounts?

Do Now: Government and Civics | April 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Should Donors to Political Campaigns Be Allowed to Give in Unlimited Amounts?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNowCampaign For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Is money a corrupting influence on politics, or merely an expression of free speech? Should there […]

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Do Now Round Up: Obama vs. Romney

Do Now Round-Ups | November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now Round Up: Obama vs. Romney

Election Day was last Tuesday and Americans took to the polls to vote for our next president (along with voting for other State and Federal politicians and various measures and propositions). We asked students which candidate offered a better future and who they would vote for. Scroll down below to read their thoughts from last […]

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Do Now #49: Obama Wins!!

Do Now | November 9, 2012 | 4 Comments

Do Now #49: Obama Wins!!

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now On election night, President Obama addressed the nation in his victory speech saying, “The best is […]

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Do Now Round Up: The Death Penalty

Do Now Round-Ups | November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now Round Up: The Death Penalty

Last week’s Do Now asked students if prisoners who are convicted of the most violent crimes should receive the death penalty. Here are their responses. The top video is the main resource that they viewed before tweeting. Scroll down below to read their thoughts from last week’s Do Now activity.

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