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The New Deciders

“The New Deciders” examines the influence of voters from four demographic groups—black millennials, Arab Americans, Latino Evangelicals and Asian Americans. Viewers will meet political hopefuls, community leaders, activists and church members from Orange County, California, Cleveland, Ohio, Greensboro, North Carolina and Orlando, Florida, all of whom have the opportunity to move the political needle, locally and nationally.
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Politics of the New South

In “Politics of the New South,” Maria Hinojosa revisits Clarkston, Georgia, featured in a previous episode and notable for its immigrant population. It’s three days before an election in which three former refugees are running for city office for the very first time.
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Social Justice Domain
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Sharing the Story of Your Own Community

In this companion lesson to the PBS series "America by the Numbers," students analyze their own community and consider how it and its priorities fit into a larger nation. They use their findings to help predict the choice voters will make in November.
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
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Acting Locally

In these activities, students will review some of the problems faced by women who enter the United States without legal documentation, research programs in their state that address these problems and identify ways they can help.
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
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Indentured Servitude and Immigration

The lesson focuses on issues of immigration and on the problems and difficulties faced by immigrants as they wrestle with the dilemma of leaving their country due to economic conditions and other hardships. The lesson lets students experience how immigrants examine their current situation and deal with making the decision to immigrate to the United States.
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain