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In a political season, students do the research, ask the questions, and hit the campaign trail!

In a political season, students do the research, ask the questions, and hit the campaign trail!

November 2, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

Election Day may be Tuesday, Nov. 6, but students across the country have already started heading to the polls in mock elections after a season of learning about how presidential elections work. Several online outlets, including the National Mock Election for Students and “Every Kid Votes” provide election resources for students and teachers and an […]

How do you approach political conversations with kids?

October 14, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

BOCES Communications Specialist Matt Leon weighs in on sharing the political process with children. Too often, the political debate in our country is negative, rigid, shallow, and even mean-spirited. We have radio hosts making crude remarks about young women; presidents and vice presidents using swear words near open microphones; and congressional representatives melting down on […]

Celebrate citizenship and the Constitution on Sept. 17

September 14, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

When we think of important dates celebrating our country’s history, we tend to think first of Independence Day on July 4. A lesser known – but also important – date is Constitution Day on Sept. 17. Constitution Day is observed each year to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and to […]