Studying the election

By Amy Wallot Amy.wallot@education.ky.gov After weeks of following the 2012 presidential race, students in Vincent Tinker’s AP Government class at Lafayette High School (Fayette County) talked about the re-election of President Barack Obama.  Every day leading up to the election, his class spent a few minutes reviewing election news. “We’ve been learning about the election step-by-step as it happened,” Tinker [...]

By |2012-11-13T10:05:24-05:00November 15, 2012|

Students talk election issues on Oct. 11 Education Matters

What do today’s young people think about the upcoming election? A special edition of Education Matters, in partnership with Kentucky Youth Advocates, features a panel of Kentucky high school students discussing the election issues that matter most to them. The program airs Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET immediately before the vice-presidential debate at Centre College in Danville, [...]

By |2012-10-03T13:24:56-04:00October 4, 2012|

Economics video contest open to K-12 students, teachers

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) has launched an election video contest for K-12 classroom teachers. This contest has students ask, via their teachers, for the best economic advice they can give our new president. Teachers should record one student, or a group of students, answering the question “What should the next president do to improve the economy?” This contest [...]

By |2012-09-25T14:19:50-04:00September 27, 2012|
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