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issue/Unit 2 - Who Are We?
American Values: What are they?
To help students discover the breadth and variety of values that Americans hold dear. Then, to help them notice and discuss how sometimes those values can come into tension, not necessarily as a matter of good vs. evil, but more as a matter of competing goods.
issue/Unit 3 - Are We Listening?
Asking Different Kinds of Questions
To introduce students to different kinds of questions they can ask themselves and others – whether in class, with friends and family, or in different conversation settings. And to give them practice in using different kinds of questions.
BallotPA Testimony on Bipartisanship for Speaker's Workgroup
BallotPA chair David Thornburgh urged Speaker Rozzi and his bipartisan workgroup members to consider allowing independents to vote in primary elections as a means to ease partisan gridlock.
news/Press Releases
BallotReady and Committee of Seventy to Pilot New Voter Tool for Philadelphia Elections in 2017
BallotReady’s New CivicEngine helps prepare voters for Election Day
issue/Grades 6-8
Becoming a Leader in Your Community
Carl the Complainer by Michelle Knudsen
news/Press Releases
Bipartisan Open Primaries Legislation Introduced
BIPARTISAN OPEN PRIMARIES LEGISLATION INTRODUCED Proposal would allow 900,000 independent voters to vote on candidates in taxpayer-funded primary elections
news/Press Releases
Blue Ribbon Commission on Election Security Issues Final Report
Report urges voter-marked paper-ballot systems for 2020 elections
Bodine HS Students Interview State Rep. Mary Louise Isaacson
Students from Mr. de Arana's Social Science class interviewed Rep. Isaacson about school funding and other public policy issues.
event/Open to the Public
Born to Run: A Beginner's Guide to Running for Office
Ever wonder how lesser-known candidates fund their campaigns? Wondering what being in office is really like? Or just wondering how to get your own campaign up and running?
news/Press Releases
Broad Based Coalition Calls for City Council to Create a new Department of Elections
To be administered by Election Director appointed by the Mayor with oversight by appointed, bipartisan Philadelphia Board of Elections