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School Curriculum

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Lesson ideas for students to:

  • learn about the candidates running for office in #NYC2013 using our site as well as candidate sites, facebook pages, and twitter feeds


  • simulate debates among candidates for particular offices, especially those most relevant to students in a particular borough and district


  • create campaign advertising for a specific candidate, in print and/or digital form; learn about campaigning door-to-door and via phone banking by creating call scripts


  • learn about key issues facing New York City & New Yorkers, especially within their boroughs and neighborhoods/districts and brainstorm solutions, create issue briefings and advocacy materials


  • learn about the different offices, roles, and powers within New York City government and simulate discussions and negotiations among elected officials


  • analyze New York City voter participation and brainstorm ways to address the lack of civic engagement among the citizenry
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