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Who is to Blame for the Government Shutdown?

Do Now | October 4, 2013 | 332 Comments

Who is to Blame for the Government Shutdown?

Under the Constitution, Congress must pass laws to spend money and if Congress is unable to agree on a spending bill, the government does not have the legal authority to spend. Congress can pass a continuing resolution (CR), a temporary measure that authorizes government funding, and a continuing resolution has been funding the government since March 28 until it expired on September 30. But if the President and Congress can’t agree on the spending plan, government shuts down.

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Seven Great Resources Explaining the Government Shutdown

News & Civics | October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Seven Great Resources Explaining the Government Shutdown

What does it mean for the government to shutdown? After failing to reach an agreement about the allocation of funds on September 30th, Congress declared a shutdown, something that has not happened since 1996. Through several multimedia resources, KQED’S The Lowdown explains previous shutdowns, what caused the current shutdown, which parts of the government will […]

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What’s All The Fuss About Fracking in California?

News & Civics | September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

What’s All The Fuss About Fracking in California?

Governor Jerry Brown approved California’s first set of regulations on hydraulic fracturing. Also known as fracking, this particular technique creates ruptures that release oil or natural gas. KQED’s The Lowdown explores what this will mean for oil drillers, possible environmental concerns, and how it will impact not only California, but also the nation. Animated Explainer: What’s […]

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Robust History of Recent U.S. Military Invasions

News & Civics | September 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Robust History of Recent U.S. Military Invasions

From the Gulf War to the invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S Military has engaged in a number of military invasions. While it remains unclear whether or not the U.S will intervene in Syria, the deal between the U.S and Russia, which demands Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to eliminate their chemical weapons, has prevented another intervention […]

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Constitution USA in PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Constitution USA in PBS LearningMedia

This spring, PBS LearningMedia spotlights the U.S. Constitution! Enhance your next lesson with PBS LearningMedia’s brand new collection of FREE, curriculum-targeted resources from the series, Constitution USA (Grades 9-12). Use these resources to instigate classroom discussion around key concepts like Federalism, equality, and separation of powers – and to help your students to better-understand the […]

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Do Now #65: The Bottom Line (A Minimum Wage)

Do Now | February 22, 2013 | 76 Comments

Do Now #65: The Bottom Line (A Minimum Wage)

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 Should there be a minimum wage? Is it time to raise the federal minimum wage? How […]

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Do Now #53: Cap-and-Trade for Carbon?

6 -12 Science | December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #53: Cap-and-Trade for Carbon?

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 #DoNow53 For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now California recently implemented a cap-and-trade program in order to cut carbon emissions. Would a carbon tax […]

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Do Now #51: Syria’s Internet Shutdown

Do Now | November 30, 2012 | 16 Comments

Do Now #51: Syria’s Internet Shutdown

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 If Internet service was suddenly shut down in the United States, in what ways would it […]

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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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