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Polluted Media Environment

From the University of Virginia's "Democracy in Danger", this inquiry designed curriculum leads students through an investigation of what can be done about our polluted media environment, better understanding the causes, effects and potential solutions to addressing the problem.

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Political Extremism

From the University of Virginia's "Democracy in Danger", this inquiry designed curriculum leads students through an investigation of what we can do about hate groups recruiting young people, better understanding the causes, effects and potential solutions to addressing the problem.

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Mass Incarceration

From the University of Virginia's "Democracy in Danger", this inquiry designed curriculum leads students through an investigation of how mass incarceration is effecting the U.S. and what governments and communities can do about it.

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Voting and Elections

From the University of Virginia's "Democracy in Danger", this inquiry designed curriculum leads students through an investigation of asking if the right to vote be protected in the Constitution and how the right to vote has been threatened in the past.

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Humane Immigration Policy

From the University of Virginia's "Democracy in Danger", this inquiry designed curriculum leads students through an investigation of humane yet restrictive immigration policies and how the U.S. might address and create immigration solutions.

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Guides

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Guide to Polarization

Polarization is one of the greatest challenges facing American democracy today. Our free topic guide examines the different types of polarization and how each one plays out in politics. Download the guide to be smarter and more informed about polarization.

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Guide to Misinformation

One of the keys to a healthy, stable democracy is a shared set of facts and information among its citizens. Our free topic guide examines ideas for how we can reimagine social media, improve media literacy, and break down information silos. Download the guide to be smarter and more informed about misinformation.

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Guide to Voting Rights

Even today we still face problems when it comes to registering to vote and actually casting a ballot. Our free topic guide explores voting rights in the US, advocacy, and the impacts of COVID-19. Download the guide to be smarter and more informed about voting rights.

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Guide to Democracy in COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the tension between individual liberty and the collective good that is inherent to any democracy. Our free topic guide explores the impacts and constraints of the pandemic on our democracy. Download the guide to be smarter and more informed.

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Guide to Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering is a practice where electoral district boundaries are manipulated to establish an unfair advantage for a political party or group. Our free topic guide examines the history, examples, technology, and advocacy being done. Download the guide to be smarter and more informed about gerrymandering.

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Guide to Democracy Reform

Democracy is not meant to be static. It needs to evolve to meet changes in how we live our lives. Our free topic guide demonstrates systems that can make that possible. Download the guide to be smarter and more informed about democracy reform.

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