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Teaching about U.S. presidents can be tough due to the political leanings of students, teachers, and just about everyone. Here are some resources to help.
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The Global Education and Skills Forum will bring government leaders and education leaders together to figure out the best ways to improve education.
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Did you know that one of President Obama's tweets about education had the most retweets in Louisiana? Now you do, thanks to the new Political Engagement Map from Twitter. It's an interactive Twitter map that lets you click on various popular tweets by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. After you do, it shows you exactly how many times each tweet was retweeted state-by-state.
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A new tool called PenPal News connects students from around the world with other students that have a different perspective.
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Well this is worth printing out and analyzing with your class. It's an in-depth (to say the least) look at the trends of Congress and how they respond to who is elected president. What could be more topical?
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Remembering all of the important election facts doesn't sound so fun, does it? Our friends over at Citelighter have built and awesome new tool to help keep track of each candidate's background and stance on the issues. They've aggregated their knowledge cards for all of the topics relating to the 2012 US Elections into this handy tool for you to browse.
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Here's a great web 2.0 tool that gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions on issues and then see how your opinion compares to others. It's called The Voice Of and is a YouTube-based web tool that was just unveiled by the Commission of Presidential Debates.
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President Obama's State of the Union speech spent a large chunk of time on education. As well it should have. Long story short, the overarching theme of the entire speech was that education is the key to our country's success. It all starts with education.
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I've always been skeptical of statistics. Especially during an election year. Now I know why.
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I have heard that having a dog on campus is a great way to make people like you...but what about voters? A new study by Diana Mutz (I am seriously not making up that last name) at the University of Pennsylvania says v...