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Standards Index: D2.Civ.2.9-12.
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Analyze the role of citizens in the U.S. political system, with attention to various theories of democracy, changes in Americans’ participation over time, and alternative models from other countries, past and present.
The video segments for this activity come from “American Reckoning,” a Frontline and Retro Report collaboration that examines a little-known story of the civil rights movement.
Midterm Elections: 1966 Midterms Signal a Realignment, Shaping Today’s Parties
Students will learn how Southern voters, once loyal to the Democratic Party, elected Republican candidates in 1966 as the two parties began to sort themselves into distinctly partisan camps.
Midterm Elections: How 1994 Midterms Set Off an Era of Divisive Politics
Students will learn how the midterm elections, often a referendum on the sitting president’s agenda, can set the stage for future policy debates.