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How to use the US presidential debates in class

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 23, 2016

The first 2016 presidential debate is scheduled for Monday. Lesson plan ideas highlighted in this article include having students come up with pre-debate advice for the candidates, post-debate analysis of how the candidates and the moderator performed and a review of debates from past campaigns. The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (09/21)


Using annotation to teach close reading

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NY students detail Indigenous People's Day effort

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African American museum works with teachers to address sensitive topics

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 21, 2016

Why project-based learning requires teacher preparation for success

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Military artifacts link students to Canada's WWI history

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Why teachers should be open to using more apps

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 23, 2016

3 tips for tech-phobic teachers

NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 21, 2016

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NCSS SmartBrief | Sep 26, 2016


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