Donald and Hillary: What Were They Like as Kids?

In 1946, little “Donny” Trump was born in New York City. His dad was a builder and a real estate developer. As a kid, Donny was energetic and bright. In elementary school, Donny impressed classmates with his athleticism and captured everyone’s attention with his shenanigans. “In my own crowd I was very well liked, and I…

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Education (Grades K-2)

Education has always been important in America. At first, subjects like math and reading were taught in the home. Today, our education is improved, but there is still room to grow. Education is the key to our future. Each party has their own ideas to improve education. The Democratic Party’s stand is built on equality.…

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Education (Grades 3-6)

Education has always been important in America. Our first public school started in 1635. At first, subjects like math and reading were taught in the home. By 1870, all states allowed children to free elementary schools. Still, most schools took place in one-room school houses. Today, our education is improved, but there is still room…

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The Vice President (Grades K-2)

The office of vice president is the second highest position in our government. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren and George H.W. Bush were all vice presidents before they became president. Our current vice president is Joe Biden.   As vice president, one of the roles is being president of the Senate. They not…

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The Vice President (Grades 3-6)

The office of vice president is the second highest position in our government. As time has passed, the role and power of the position has grown. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren and George H.W. Bush were all vice presidents before they became president. Our current vice president is Joe Biden.   The power…

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Political Parties (Grades 3-6)

Some believe there are only two parties in the U.S. Yet, there are also smaller, third parties. One is the Green Party. This party was founded in 1984 and works closely with local and state organizations. Some key values of the Green Party include ecology, social justice, grassroots democracy, gender equality and non-violence. The Libertarian…

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Political Parties (Grades K-2)

Some believe there are only two parties in the U.S. However, there are also smaller, third parties. One is the Green Party. They began in 1984 and believe in non-violence, social justice and equality for everyone. The Libertarian Party is the third largest party. This party began in 1971. The party values the free market…

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Intro to Political Conventions (Grades 3-6)

The caucuses and primaries are beginning to wind down this month. The Democratic Party has two candidates in the race, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Recently, Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out of the election race leaving only Donald Trump as the candidate for the Republican Party. As the races near their end, the…

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Intro to Political Conventions (Grades K-2)

The caucuses and primaries are getting close to ending. There are two candidates for the Democratic Party, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. The candidate for the Republican Party is Donald Trump. Soon they will get ready for their conventions. The purpose of a convention is to choose the party’s nominee for president. They do this…

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Campaigns (Grades K-2)

It’s April and the campaigns are in full swing! Candidates are on the campaign trail stumping to large groups of people. Stumping means that they travel and give speeches to bond with voters. Some hold town hall meetings. People go there to voice their feelings to the candidates. The Republican leader is Donald Trump. Trump is…

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