Jenny Osowski

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LEFT VS RIGHT

Of course, the political spectrum is not quite so polarised. Actually, it’s more of a diamond shape, apparently. But this is how it’s mostly …

Getting the Facts Straight on the Electoral College

Posted: Nov 13, 2017 9:08 AM<p>The most misunderstood institution in our constitutional government is the Electoral College. Most recently, the Chair of …

Congress in the 20th and 21st Centuries | Voices of History by the Bill of Rights Institute | Free Lesson Plans

Civic Virtue<p>A set of actions and habits necessary for the safe, effective, and mutually beneficial participation in a society.<p>Civil Discourse<p>Reasoned …

Why Reconstruction Matters After this Election

Understanding the history of the Reconstruction era can help students make sense of current events after the most recent presidential election.

Four Corners

<b>Prepare the Room</b><br>Label the four corners of the room with signs reading “Strongly Agree,” “Agree,” “Disagree,” and “Strongly Disagree.” Generate a list …

The geography of joblessness

IN THE OECD, a club mostly of rich countries, nearly 45m people are unemployed. Of these, 16m have been seeking work for over a year. Many put this …

Economics

The problematic proposal

THESE are difficult times for America’s free-traders. Donald Trump has put anger at “globalism” at the heart of his campaign. Even Democrats have …

Economics

Can the Government Run the Economy?

The Invisible Hand - Full Video

Three Geography Games Based on Google Maps and Google Earth

One of the things that I emphasize to students before they embark on any kind of research or problem-solving task is to take a good long look at the …

A TED-Ed Lesson on the Bill of Rights

The latest lesson published by TED-Ed explains to students why the Bill of Rights was added to the US Constitution. In the lesson students learn …

Why Civics Is About More Than Citizenship

Amid stagnant performance on civics exams and abysmal youth voter turnout, one group has endeavored to make the U.S. citizenship exam a high-school graduation requirement in every state.<p>Only one in five Americans aged 18 through 29 cast a ballot in last year’s elections, marking 2014 as having the …

Education

Who’s On Track For The Nomination? | FiveThirtyEight

Tracking a candidate’s progress requires more than straight delegate counts. We’ve estimated how many delegates each candidate would need in each …

Rhode Island

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Another Six Helpful Resources for Teaching Geography

Those of you who are regular readers may know how much I love geography. I think maps are cool. (I was that geeky kid studying the maps in the back …

What is the Scope of the Bill of Rights? | Voices of History by the Bill of Rights Institute | Free Lesson Plans

The Bill of Rights and <b>Liberty</b><p>Explores the unenumerated rights reserved to the people with reference to the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments, with a …

How a national tragedy led to the 25th amendment

It was on this day in 1967 that two states, Nevada and Minnesota, made the Constitution's 25th amendment a reality, clearing up questions about …

Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier (1988) | Voices of History by the Bill of Rights Institute | Free Lesson Plans

Case background and primary source documents concerning the Supreme Court case of <i>Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier</i>. Dealing with the extent of students First …

Ted Cruz and that ‘natural born citizen’ requirement: What were the Founding Fathers afraid of?

The Founding Fathers’ insistence that the presidency be limited to “natural born citizens” was based on their openly expressed fear that “foreigners were disloyal,” as law professor Malinda L. Seymore has written.<p>Odd, considering the fact that so many of those who helped craft the “natural born …

Government

Explaining the natural-born presidency controversy

In recent days, another debate over American citizenship has surfaced in the presidential election that centers on the eligibility of a foreign-born …

Bearing Witness

In this lesson, students read an article about a hydropower dam affecting ecosystems and communities in Brazil. Students explore the themes of …

Ecosystems

State of the Union 2016: Full text

As prepared for delivery<p>President Obama's 2016 State of the Union Address<p>Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:<p>Tonight marks the eighth year I've come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I'm going to try to make it shorter. I know …

Political Science

Explore America’s History With These Richly Interactive Maps

Maps are more than geographic sketches of place—they contain stories. The wealth of digital tools available to mapmakers today means that these …

Maps

Excellent New Interactive On Immigration To The United States

United States

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The Complex Geometry of Islamic Design

August 16, 2015 by George G. Coe<p>Here’s a terrific TedEd clip on how Islamic artists use geometry to develop their designs.<p>Eric Brough developed the …

Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tzu: Animated Introductions

August 20, 2015 by George G. Coe<p>Philosopher, Alain de Botton, founded a company in which he surveys some of the great philosophers, socialists, and …

Getting ready to teach with Google Earth

The top panel is call the <b>Search Panel</b>. This is where you can type in the name of a country, state, province, city, or even famous landmark. Google …