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Civic Education: Information Evaluation, Political Deliberation and Critical Thinking at a Federal Courthouse

September 30, 2020

Nattawan Junboonta, Doctoral Candidate, Rutgers University This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Spring 2019 issue. Digital Era and Political Deliberations  In recent years, it seems that the concept of public discourse is viewed as an ancient ritual practiced in the distant past. The ability to meaningfully speak and listen to one another…

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JPSE Seeks Reviews

September 30, 2020

Cherie Strachan, Professor of Political Science, Central Michigan University & JPSE Reviews Editor This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Spring 2019 issue. The Journal of Political Science Education is soliciting reviews of relevant materials for our Reviews section. The primary function of this section is to offer informative, constructive discussion of resources…

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Teaching Together: Expanding the Classroom Curriculum through Small-Group Student Presentations

September 30, 2020

Meena Bose, Executive Dean, Public Policy and Public Service Programs and Director, Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, Hofstra University, This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Summer 2019 issue. Small-group projects advance learning for both students and instructors, and they develop student skills and confidence in speaking,…

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Rethinking the Undergraduate Political Science Major

September 30, 2020

 John Ishiyama, Professor of Political Science, University of North Texas This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Summer 2019 issue. From May 31 to June 2, a major conference was held in Denton, Texas, hosted by the Department of Political Science of the University of North Texas and generously funded by a special…

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How to watch the debates— 5 ways to get the most out of tuning in

September 29, 2020

Amy Cabrera Rasmussen, Ph.D, California State University, Long Beach This series is also available at Guide for Politics, a public facing blog discussing current events and contemporary politics. Traditionally, the presidential and vice -presidential debates are important events in the general election calendar.  This year, it is especially the case as the COVID-19 public health…

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For the Students: How to Analyze a Congressional District Election

September 23, 2020

By Josh Franco Each of us has a community we call home, and every community across the United States is in a congressional district. Congressional districts are political-geographic units, and each is represented by one member of Congress who is elected by the voters residing in the district every two years. Throughout the country, there…

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