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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 | 145 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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A Map of Where Felons Can Vote

What's New in News & Civics! | May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Map of Where Felons Can Vote

The United States implements the strictest felon voting laws in the world. As of 2010, the government denied 5.8 million Americans the right to vote due to criminal activity. Explore KQED’s The Lowdown’s interactive map that shows felon voting laws in each state, along with a percentage of the population in each state that has been impacted.

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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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Do Now #48: Romney vs. Obama

Do Now | November 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Do Now #48: Romney vs. Obama

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 The number one issue in this election is the economy, and it can greatly affect your […]

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Seven Great Election 2012 Resources

PBS LearningMedia | September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Seven Great Election 2012 Resources

Here are 7 great resources to engage students in Election 2012, including mutimedia election content produced by the PBS Newshour team. Get right to the heart of complex issues with a rage of great interactive maps, video clips and lesssons found in PBS LearningMedia. 2012 Political Map Center This interactive map from PBS NewsHour features […]

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Do Now #38: Should We Change the Way We Elect Our President?

Do Now | September 14, 2012 | 53 Comments

Do Now #38: Should We Change the Way We Elect Our President?

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 When we vote for president in the U.S., we’re not actually voting directly for the candidate […]

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Do Now #37: Should the Voting Age be Younger than 18?

Do Now | September 7, 2012 | 15 Comments

Do Now #37: Should the Voting Age be Younger than 18?

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 the legal voting age in America be lowered to under 18 years of age? How […]

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