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Resources Specifically for History Teachers
iCivics--Politics and Public Policy
"There is an important link between civic knowledge and civic engagement. Our system thrives if Americans understand how our government and its branches work. In fact, our public schools were founded to teach young people to understand these structures, and to cultivate informed citizens."
The Choices Program--Teaching with the news
"The Choices Program is non-profit organization based at Brown University. We develop curricula on current and historical international issues and offer professional development for educators."
Sources for Media Monitoring
This list is lifted from "The Choice Project: The Candidates and Their Values: Election 2016." from choices.edu. There have been updates for 2020.
Current Political Issues
ProCon.org Election 2020
Links to Candidate Positions and Statements on the Issues. Organized by Candidate or separate Issues list: crime, race, health care, guns, etc.
"iSideWith.com was started in March 2012 by two friends with two very different views of politics. We are constantly finding and building new ways to boost voter engagement and education using information, data, and breaking technologies."
"With less than a year to go before the election, FiveThirtyEight’s staff members took a detailed look at seven issues we cover regularly, examining the positions of the presidential candidates and suggesting developments likely to arise before the voting takes place."
Issues--The White House
The White House official "Issues" page listing what the Executive Branch feels is important and its stances on them.
Lexington High School Library Media Center